Mark Pellington's adaptation of Dan Wakefield's seminal novel. An elegant and morally complex tale about two young high school alumni and Korean war veterans returning to their sheltered Indianapolis community, only to find they no longer fit in. As classmates, shy, artistic Sonny and charming, popular Gunner had nothing to do with one another, but now, in the stifling climate of Eisenhower America, where prejudice and paranoia rule the day, the two young men find in each other the strength to change their lives and futures. Each must choose between the suffocating, but familiar comforts offered to them by their mothers and their old flames and friends, or the exciting, but uncertain futures represented by a pair of enthralling new romantic prospects. Originally released in 1997, the newly re-edited and restored version completely upends the original cut, hews closer to the source novel.