Sam Lombardo (Matt Dillon) is a guidance counselor and also teaches sailing in Blue Bay, Florida a nice well to do community. Kelly Van Ryan (Denise Richards), is a cute little spoiled girl who's got a crush on Sam. Sam is just a real nice guy to the kids and Kelly mistakes that for genuine feelings towards her. When she makes an advance on him, and he refuses her, she feels so humiliated she accusing him of rape. Word passes quickly and Sam is snubbed from the country club as well as suspended from school.
Ken Bowden (Bill Murray), is the only attorney that is within Sam's price range so he enlists his aid to help clear the charges. But there's way more to the story as Sandra Van Ryan (Theresa Russell), is Kelly's mother and also Sam's former lover. She was disses by Sam and voes to get revenge against him through her daughter and she hires the cities best lawyers. Sam finds it hard to live in his home where he has become the accused, tried and sentenced without even his day in court yet.
When the trial begins, Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell) who lives in a trailer park without all the glitter and glam of Kelly's life, comes forth and makes the same claim that Sam has forced himself on her as well. But investigator Ray Duquette (Kevin Bacon) smells something fishy and the whole case takes a turn when he thinks the girls and Sam are in it together to bilk Kelly's mom out of millions.
Sony Pictures Releasing
Director: John McNaughton
Writer: Stephen Peters
Producers: Rodney Liber, Steven A. Jones