Mark Jennings (Emilio Estevez) is a troubled teen whose father killed his mother and went to prison. Since the incident, Mark has lived with his best friend, Byron Douglas (Craig Sheffer), and Byron's compassionate, patient mother (Barbara Babcock). Although the boys are as close as
brothers, they begin to grow apart as their time in high school draws to a close. Byron becomes more serious about life and gets a job. He also starts spending time with wholesome and emotionally mature Cathy (Kim Delaney). Disturbed by the change in his best friend, Mark reacts badly and becomes
jealous of Cathy. Despite Byron and Cathy's efforts to placate his fears, Mark becomes more...