A Korean war veteran (Gary Oldman) has a violent nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental health facility in Chattahoochee, Florida, where the brutal and primitive conditions compel him to fight against mistreatment. Based on a true story, Mick Jackson’s film has good performances but a rather slipshod and fairly unsatisfying construction; good intentions, alas, prove to be not nearly enough. With Dennis Hopper (as another mental patient), Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed, and a cameo by Ned Beatty.