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Film drama loosely based on characters from James Joyce's 'Ulysses'.

Stephen (Joseph Fiennes) is a writer just released from prison after serving a 15-year sentence for murder.

He takes a job in a Mississippi diner under the watchful eye of manager Vic (Sam Shepard), and the more searing glare of 'good ole boy' Horace (Dennis Hopper).

Apart from working on a series of unpublished books, Stephen keeps his thoughts and his past to himself.

Pregnant housewife Mary Bloom (Elisabeth Shue), meanwhile, lost both her husband and daughter in a car crash, and then gave birth prematurely.

Wracked with pain and guilt, she named her son Leopold, after the Joyce character, as a reminder of the academic life she left behind when she became a mother.

Raising him to lead the life she abandoned, she only succeeds in alienating the boy.

When Leo (Davis Sweatt) meets Stephen, a bond is formed between them, and Stephen realises he has to confront his past mistakes in order to help both himself and his young friend.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5050582560954
  • Catalogue number: 8256095
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Release date:
  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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