Based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the film centers on the Mulvaney family, a close knit family which begins to fall apart after their only daughter Marianne (Tammy Blanchard) is raped at her high school prom by a classmate (Shawn Roberts), who is the son of one the most influential people in town.
- Beau Bridges as Michael Mulvaney, Sr.
- Blythe Danner as Corrine Mulvaney
- Mark Famiglietti as Mike Mulvaney, Jr.
- Jacob Pitts as Patrick Mulvaney
- Tammy Blanchard as Marianne Mulvaney
- Tom Guiry as Jacob Pitts\Narrator
- Shawn Roberts as Zachary Lundt