The Lesser Evil

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Thriller Drama
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 96 min
When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the owner of a failing... read more

When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the owner of a failing lumber company (Colm Feore), a priest (Arliss Howard), a policeman (Tony Goldwyn), and a lawyer (David Paymer) - gather in a remote cabin to discuss what their future actions should be. Told in harrowing flashbacks and with obvious difference of current points-of-view, the men argue out their circumstances.

Original Release

08/28/1998

US Release

10/01/1998

Cast

Colm Feore Derek Eastman / Derek
Tony Goldwyn Frank O'Brian / Frank
Arliss Howard Ivan Williams / Ivan
David Paymer George
Steven Petrarca Young Frank
Adam Scott Young George
Jonathan Scarfe Young Derek
Marc Worden Young Ivan
Anne Haney Derek's Mother
Mason Adams Derek's Father
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Mackay

Writers

Jeremy Levine, Stephan Schultze

Cast

Colm Feore Derek Eastman / Derek
Tony Goldwyn Frank O'Brian / Frank
Arliss Howard Ivan Williams / Ivan
David Paymer George
Steven Petrarca Young Frank
Adam Scott Young George
Jonathan Scarfe Young Derek
Marc Worden Young Ivan
Anne Haney Derek's Mother
Mason Adams Derek's Father
Jack Kehler Detective Hardaway
Richard Riehle Detective Smitts
Michael Harding Captain O'Brian
Debra Christofferson Betty
Matt Bohling Dying Man
Chris Blackwelder Scully
Matthew Francis Jock #2
Christopher Berry Jock #3
Reco D. Wilson Jock #4
Robert Peters Hunter #1

Producers

Editors

Bret Marnell

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