Bloodied and disheveled, eyes glazed and one hand horribly mutilated, a 10-year-old boy staggers through a leafy Washington, DC, suburb until he's spotted by Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges). Faraday whisks the child to a nearby emergency room,
and later meets the boy's grateful parents, Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack), who turn out to live directly across the street. Isn't a shame that it takes a child's accident with some firecrackers to bring neighbors together? Beneath his placid, middle-class exterior, Faraday is a
haunted man, a history professor who specializes in American terrorism and whose wife, an FBI agent, was killed in a botched raid t...