A bitter tale of love and betrayal. Leto is Basil, a turn-of-the-century English lad who is under the intense scrutinization of his bitter father. He befriends John Mannion (Slater), a mysterious stranger who saves him from drowning one day. Mannion introduces Basil to Julia Sherwin (Forlani), a beautiful, aloof young woman with whom he immediately falls in love. In the heat of passion, he promises his inheritance to her, but eventually learns that he was being deceived all along. Drastic events unfold, forcing Basil to mature and take responsibility for his prior actions.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Big-screen favorites Christian Slater, Jared Leto, and Claire Forlani are the hot stars in this powerful story of passion, betrayal, and revenge! Basil is a sheltered young Englishman willing to risk his fortune and place in society for the friendship of a commoner and love of a strikingly beautiful -- but darkly mysterious -- woman. His newfound happiness is shattered, however, with the devastating discovery that all he holds dear is a cruel deception! With a terrific cast giving truly memorable performances -- you'll be riveted as the intrigue only deepens when Basil faces his family's darkest secrets while coming to terms with his past!