A professional killer, searching for the gunman who murdered his wife and child. A powerful robber baron, forced to make a choice of biblical proportions. A young boy, learning the true meaning of violence at his father's knee. Based on Max Allan Collins' graphic novel, Sam Mendes' majestic follow-up to AMERICAN BEAUTY has all the elements of a classic Western, done up in the somber, near-religious trappings of a Depression-era gangster film. Rock Island, Illinois, 1931. The Sullivans appear to be an ordinary family, though 12-year-old Michael (Tyler Hoechlin) isn't sure what his father (Tom Hanks) does for a living. He knows he works for John Rooney (Paul Newman), t...