Skeletons emerge from many a closet in this legal thriller based on the novel by Richard North Patterson. Dermot Mulroney plays Tony Lord, a high-flying attorney who returns to his home town to defend a teacher friend accused of murdering a student. He's certainly got his work cut out as the accused was having an affair with the teenage victim - and she was pregnant. What's more the prosecutor (Judd Hirsch) knows Lord inside-out after defending him when he himself was charged with killing his girlfriend back in high school. Anne Heche plays a key part in proceedings as the defendant's wife.