Newcomer Brad Renfro plays 11-year-old Mark Sway, torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will kill Mark if the boy reveals what he knows about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor (Tommy Lee Jones) will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Mark is now a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous attorney (Susan Sarandon) who risks her career-and unexpectedly, her life – for him.