This writing and directorial debut from award-winning actor Sean Penn (Into the Wild) is a raw, intense drama filled with emotion and truth. An all-star cast featuring David Morse (The Green Mile), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises), Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk), Valeria Golino (Rain Man), Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Sandy Dennis (The Fox) and Dennis Hopper (River’s Edge) gives The Indian Runner a fundamental honesty and real substance. As deputy sheriff in a small town, Joe (Morse) leads a pretty simple life with his loving family. However, his idyllic existence abruptly changes when his troubled brother Frank (Mortensen) arrives unannounced at Joe's door. Much to the chagrin of his wife (Golino), Joe wants to help Frank make a better life for himself. But Joe soon discovers that this is a formidable task. And so Frank continues his destructive behavior, Joe decides he's had enough, and they square off in a final showdown that pits blood against blood.