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The Lesser Evil (1998)

R
96 min | Drama, Thriller

When four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the ...See moreWhen four young boys decide to go over-board with dealing with two bullies, they believe they can get away with their crime. Years later, new evidence appears and the cops are back on the trail to solve the murders. The four - now the owner of a failing lumber company (Colm Feore), a priest (Arliss Howard), a policeman (Tony Goldwyn), and a lawyer (David Paymer) - gather in a remote cabin to discuss what their future actions should be. Told in harrowing flashbacks and with obvious difference of current points-of-view, the men argue out their circumstances. Written by John Sacksteder See less
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Oct 1, 1998 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Colm Feore
Derek Eastman Derek Eastman   See fewer
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Tony Goldwyn
Frank O'Brian Frank O'Brian   See fewer
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Arliss Howard
Ivan Williams Ivan Williams   See fewer
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David Paymer
George George   See fewer
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Steven Petrarca
Young Frank Young Frank   See fewer
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Jonathan Scarfe
Young Derek Young Derek   See fewer
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Adam Scott
Young George Young George   See fewer
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Marc Worden
Young Ivan Young Ivan   See fewer
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Jack Kehler
Detective Hardaway Detective Hardaway   See fewer
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Richard Riehle
Detective Smitts Detective Smitts   See fewer
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Mason Adams
Derek's Father Derek's Father   See fewer
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Anne Haney
Derek's Mother Derek's Mother   See fewer
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Matt Bohling
Dying Man Dying Man   See fewer
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Matthew Francis
Jock #2 Jock #2   See fewer
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Reco D. Wilson
Jock #4 Jock #4   See fewer
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Michael Harding
Captain O'Brian Captain O'Brian   See fewer
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Robert Peters
Hunter #1 Hunter #1   See fewer
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David Lenthall
Hunter #2 (as David Lenthal) Hunter #2 (as David Lenthal)   See fewer
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Michael Schultze
Angry Driver Angry Driver   See fewer
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Lonnie Burchfield
Hunter #3 / Driver Hunter #3 / Driver   See fewer
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Tom Dodson
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Terry Power
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Darren W. Conrad
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 631 votes