River Phoenix rose to stardom (and a nomination) in this poignant drama from director Sidney Lumet. Ex-radicals Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti have raised their family in hiding, constantly moving and changing aliases to flee facing charges from an inadvertent crime they committed as war protestors 15 years earlier. As their eldest son (Phoenix) comes of age, he is torn between running with his beloved fugitive parents, or developing his musical talents and pursuing his own life, which includes new girlfriend (Martha Plimpton). Critical and fan regard for this compelling drama, replete with subtle, sensitive and astonishing performances has only grown over time. The chemistry on display between the two young stars still burns the screen decades later.