A Father for Charlie (aka High Lonesome)
Charlie's real dad sets a fire in jail and doesn't want to suffer, and asks Charlie (Joseph Mazzello) to kill him. Walter (Louis Gossett Jr.), the man taking care of Charlie shoots the dad instead so Charlie won't get in trouble. Walter is saved from being hung for killing a white man, and Charlie sets off to memphis to find his little sister Tessa (Evan Rachel Wood) whom his real dad had sold. He finds Tessa and they both go back home to live with Walter.
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