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PRINCIPAL CASTJohn Malkovich, Jacob Zachar, John Goodman, Dana Delany, Brian Deneen, Jim Ortlieb
Mort (John Malkovich, Red, Secretariat), a Vietnam veteran, one-time poet and now a staggering drunk, decides to get his life together and returns to his family home in suburban Chicago after 20 years away. There his estranged sister Eileen (Dana Delany, Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives) still lives with her son Abe (Jacob Zachar, House M.D.). The teenager dreams of buying a boat and sailing with a friend from Lake Michigan to the Atlantic and beyond. Eileen is wary of her screwed up brother, but Abe finds a sympathetic ear in his downtrodden uncle and begins to manipulate the older man into helping him buy a sailboat from two shady operators (John Goodman of The Big Lebowski and Monsters Inc. and Jim Ortlieb, Contagion), who in addition to peddling rickety vessels also push wholesale liquor - just the thing Mort doesn't need.