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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

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Allison Anders
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aria Alpert Adjani ... Violet (as Aria Alpert)
Ruben Anders Ruben Anders ... Carlos
Rosanna Arquette ... Pete
Mitchell Boshnack Mitchell Boshnack ... Cape Canaveral Police Officer #1
Owen Butler Owen Butler ... Young Owen
Caitlin Caldwell Caitlin Caldwell ... Girl at House
Don Cheadle ... Chuck
Bill Cordell Bill Cordell ... AA Secretary
Justin DePrume Justin DePrume ... Young Dan (as Justin De Prume)
Kim Dickens ... Sherry
Hal Dion ... Public Defender
Brittany Renee Finamore ... Young Sherry (as Brittany Finamore)
Alison Folland ... Lulu
Jesse Gelaznik Jesse Gelaznik ... Magazine Intern / L.A. Club Band: Cowboys and Indians (as Jessie Gelaznick)
Jade Gordon ... Sam
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Storyline

In Cocoa Beach FL, a woman shows up drunk on the same lawn on the same date three years running. What's going on? She's Sherry McGrale, a singer building a reputation on college campuses, especially for her signature song about having been raped. A rock magazine in L.A. takes notice, and writer Owen Richardson recognizes her: his older brother orchestrated the assault and involved him. Owen heads for Florida, ostensibly to do a piece on her, but in reality to try to put his own demons to rest. Wounds from the event are ruining Sherry and Owen's current relationships. Is there any prospect of healing? A judge, Sherry's manager, and a widow with young kids provide supporting arms. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Raped of her innocence. Robbed of his manhood. In search of a second chance.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong sexual violence, sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detrás del sol See more »

Filming Locations:

Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA

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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The title is taken from a song by Nick Drake. See more »

Quotes

Sherry: [to Colin and Jeremy at the bar] Okay okay, yeah yeah... you don't have to fight. Cause guess what - it's fun to share. Ha! You know about sharing?
[Kisses Colin. Kisses Jeremy]
Sherry: Let's get outta here.
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Soundtracks

Mas Que Nada
Performed by Lani Hall
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Produced by Herb Alpert
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI)
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under License from BMG Special Products
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Great Star Performance, Film Doesn't Work As A Whole
16 February 2002 | by jmatrixrenegadeSee all my reviews

The good parts of this movie, apparently inspired by a true story, makes me wish it was better as a whole. Kim Dickens is great as a troubled singer still haunted by a gang rape as a teenager. Don Cheadle as her manager and ex-lover has stereotypical characteristics, but gives a very good performance (his final words and expression in the scene with the writer was classic). Eric Stolz is excellent as well. And, the scenes at the music magazine was interesting, if incomplete. The whole movie, however, also has an incomplete feeling to it. The passion and message is there, and the brutal honesty about rape and its effects on all involved valuable. Nonetheless, the movie drags too often and often feels incoherent. Also, the writer is a rather pathetic character, and I got tired of him mighty fast. A better script would have made this movie much better ... as is, it is a worthy misfire.


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