Everybody in a small mining town has a dark secret
regarding events of 13 years ago, when 10-year-old Cole's
father died in a mysterious mine incident and Cole shot his
mother (Sally Kirkland), who is now confined to a wheelchair.
The death of a local big-shot and a pretty girl arriving in
town yank the skeletons out of the closets.
Despite a melodramatic finale, this small film has its
pluses: believable characters, good acting by a mostly
recognizable cast -- including Dee Wallace Stone, Jack Conley,
Sally Struthers and Michael J. Pollard -- and a pretty
interesting mystery. There are some plotting annoyances, but
the film is professionally produced, directed and edited. 107