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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Monica Keena, Vincent Kartheiser, Ellen Barkin, Jeffrey Wright, James DeBello, Michael Ironside, Christian Payne, Conchata Ferrell, Matt Champagne, Marshall R Teague, Nicki Lynn Aycox, Brad Greenquist, Lucinda Jenney, Tommy Perna, Valerie Wildman
Director: Rob Schmidt
USA: 100 mins
UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and substance abuse
UK Certificate: 15 for strong violence, coarse language, moderate sex and drug references
USA Release Date: 15 September 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 5 January 2001
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere California, Roseanne Skolnick (Monica Keena), the most popular girl in school, just made a mistake she can't smile her way out of. Her plot to remove the one blemish in her perfect little world takes a terrible turn when her mother (Ellen Barkin) is charged for her crime.
Nearby, an enigmatic rebel named Vincent (Vincent Kartheiser) gazes intensely at the photographs he's been secretly taking of Roseanne, immersing himself in her image. He's the classic loner, whose fantasy places him in the center of Roseanne's world. But sometimes fantasies become reaIity.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA is a romantic tale that unveils the many faces of love in a journey towards truth. At what point, if any, is crime justifiable? And how far can one go to repair the consequences of their actions? The story, set against the backdrop of a suburban, teenage wasteland, depicts the volatile nature of love.