A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For Ishmael Chambers, a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep, emotional chord when he finds out that his ex-lover is linked to the case. When Ishmael investigates the killing, he uncovers some startling clues that lead him to a shocking discovery. Staring Ethan Hawke as Chambers, the film is based on the novel by David Guterson.

Crew / Cast

Cast: Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, Max von Sydow, Youki Kudoh, James Rebhorn, Sam Shepard, Max von Sydow

Director: Scott Hicks

Writers: Ronald Bass, Scott Hicks, David Guterson (novel)

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ronald Bass, Harry J. Ufland

Exec. Producers: Carol Baum, Lloyd A. Silverman

Cinematographer: Robert Richardson

Editor: Hank Corwin

Composer: James Newton Howard

Prod. Designer: Jeannine Claudia Oppewall

Costumes: Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Academy Awards

2000 Nominated, Oscar for Best Cinematography