Detective Kelly Brooks (Ally Sheedy) returns to her suburban home town after years of fighting crime in the big city. The particular crime she must investigate is as shocking as any she has encountered: Leslie Farber (Heather Matarazzo), a vulnerable young woman, has come forward with a despicable story of abduction and sexual abuse by local high-school star athletes. In a community ruled by snobbery and the class divide, no-one believes Leslies story - until the girl draws some very disturbing pictures of what happened to her that fateful night Building her case. Kelly finds just one football player prepared to testify. Even worse, Barry Bennett, the son of Kellys partner, is named by Leslie as one of her attackers. Enlisting the help of state prosecutor Robert Laurino (Eric Stoltz), Kelly discovers that Leslie has left out even more appalling details of her assault But at the trial, she seems unsure of exactly what happened. In a shocking twist. Kelly and Laurino are forced to employ a last-ditch court-room strategy in an attempt to bring the accused to justice.