1997 · United States - Pat O'Connor
The lives of two closely linked families dangerously intersect in a small Illinois town in the 1950s. Basic plot is about two brothers--Jacey and Doug Holt--growing up in Haley, Illinois, sons of a working single mother. As the movie progresses, we find out that their father, a reckless risk-taker, has lost his life via a bet with Lloyd Abbott, his business partner. Abbott eventually becomes the town's foremost, wealthiest and most-admired citizen. The lives of the Holts and the Abbotts are intertwined through various entanglements which we discover later in the film. Lloyd Abbott and his distant wife, Joan, are the parents of three beautiful daughters, Alice, Eleanor and Pamela.