Cage plays ex-con, Joe Ransom, who drinks heavily, outruns police and gambles away his money. He is the unlikeliest of role models to everyone except 15 year old Gary Jones, the oldest child of a homeless family run by an drunk, worthless father. Joe takes Gary under his wing seeing much of himself in the kid. Together they try to find a path to redemption and the hope for a better life in the rugged, gritty world of small town Mississippi. Co-starring: Tye Sheridan and Gary Poulter.
I spent a lot of time in New Orleans, probably became a man in New Orleans — in fact, I know I became a man in New Orleans.