This independently produced drama from director Andrew P. Jones
travels back to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It tells the sad saga of Homer Hobbs (Tyson Beckford
), a young African-American man who wraps up a two-year jail sentence and returns home to his dead-end small town with a complete lack of prospects. Instinctively, Homer develops a rapport and begins to stick together with four other people roughly in the same boat as he is: Clarence (Glynn Turman
), a zero who longs to be someone significant; Gracie (Lynn Whitfield
), a down-and-out boarding-house owner who harbors a shocking secret; Benny (Reginald T. Dorsey
), a street hustler who plans to relocate to sunny Florida and start afresh; and Lucy (Linara Washington
), a woman whose scandalous past threatens to destroy the lives of those around her.