One of the greatest tough-guy actors in 1980s Hollywood, Nick Nolte was an outsider who excelled at portraying brooding men with little patience for nonsense. But as he entered middle-age, a lifelong fondness of drugs and alcohol grew into addictions.
Few actors have ever enjoyed the success experienced by Tom Cruise. His persona takes a massive hit after the public learns of his love for the Church of Scientology and his popularity truly jumps the couch following a disastrous appearance on Oprah.
A slick, big city lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral, where he's reunited with his estranged father, the town's judge. When he learns that his father is suspected of murder, he sets out to uncover the truth.