The place is Las Vegas, the year 1950. 13 year-old Rose Chismore has a new pair of glasses - and she's watching her feuding family more closely than ever before.
Finding life difficult with her war-scarred, alcoholic step-father Jack (Jon Voight), Rose forms a close bond with her flamboyant Aunt Starr (Ellen Barkin. Bursting with sexuality, farnkness and optimisim, Starr's friendship comes at a critical time for Rose as she enters womanhood.
So when she stumbles upon a drunken embrace between Starr and Jack, her sense of betrayal drives her on a perilous flight into the desert - where the first atom bomb test is about to take place. . .
Director: Eugene Corr
Cast: Jon Voight, Jobeth Williams, Ellen Barkin, Allen Garfield, Annabeth Gish
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