Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Written by: Wesley Strick, Bruce Robinson
Produced by: Alain Bernheim, Steve Golin
Other cast: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad
Release date: August 14, 1998
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Running time: 1h 51min
Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past actions, Lewis has been arrested for drug possession. With Lewis facing a death sentence, the friends are left with a difficult decision: return to Malaysia and split Lewis' sentence, or let him die.
→ Give up three years of their lives or give up the life of their friend. They have eight days to decide.
♦ Film debut of Vera Farmiga