This thriller takes place in Blue Bay, Florida, where social-climbing guidance counselor Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is indifferent to teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards), who retaliates by accusing him of rape, an accusation that leads to his suspension by the school and a rejection from the country club. He can't afford a big attorney, so he hires shrewd Ken Bowden (Bill Murray), while Kelly's mom, Sandra Van Ryan (Theresa Russell), Sam's former lover, gets a platoon of top lawyers. Trailer-trash Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell) backs up Kelly's claim and additional plot twists and turns develop. The seldom-seen Carrie Snodgrass (Diary of a Mad Housewife) has a supporting role in this film.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 108min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/13/1998
- DVD Release Date: 09/09/1998
- Status: In Theaters
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Dangerous Attraction,Femmes Fatales,Mind Games,Teachers and Students,Miscarriage of Justice,Cons and Scams
- Tone: Biting,Sexual,Tense,Irreverent
con/scam, double-cross, false-accusation, femme-fatale
- Language: English