|David Morse||Joe Roberts|
|Viggo Mortensen||Frank Roberts|
|Charles Bronson||Mr. Roberts|
|Sandy Dennis||Mrs. Roberts|
After getting into trouble with the law, violence-prone Frank Roberts seeks help from his brother Joe, an even-tempered policeman. Frank hopes to start fresh, and his brother has faith that he can do it. So Joe agrees to let Frank stay -- despite the admonitions of his wife, Maria, who would rather not have Frank in the house. And though he performs well at first, Frank's inner turmoil eventually erupts, creating chaos in their once tranquil home.