Based on a true story.
Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (Best Writing, Sling Blade), 1997), Academy Award winner Holly Hunter (Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Piano, 1994), Morgan Freeman and Kirsten Dunst star in the gripping, emotionally charged story of a paroled murderer's search to reconcile a single, spontaneous moment in his past who changed the course of his life forever.
Manual Jordan (Thornton) is a convicted murderer who is unexpectedly released from prison after serving a 22-year sentence for killing a store clerk in a failed robbery attempt. Haunted by his past and seemingly lost in the present, Manual is drawn back to his old neighborhood. There, he encounters three people that hold the key to his redemption: a self-destructive young woman (Dunst), an enigmatic inner-city man (Freeman) and the older sister (Hunter) of the boy he killed.