Louis "ZigZag" Fletcher (Jones) is an autistic 15-year-old who lives in fear of his dad Fletcher (Sniper), an abusive drug addict. ZigZag works after school as a dishwasher for the foul-mouthed Toad (Platt) and his one caring friend is his volunteer Big Brother, Dean (Leguizamo), who has cancer. As if things are bad enough, after a confrontation with Fletcher, ZigZag steals $9,000 from Toad to give to his dad and Dean goes to a loan shark (Goss) to get the money to return to Toad's safe before he realizes it's missing. Based on the novel by Landon J. Napoleon; Goyer's directorial debut. The sort of story that can easily descend into sap but doesn't thanks to some fearless performances and Goyer's tight control.
Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.
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