August 31, 2001
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Romance
Odin James has it all. The black star of the basketball team at a mostly all-white school, he has the ultimate girlfriend, Desi, the undying admiration of the coach, Duke Goulding, and the bond of his close friend, Michael Cassio. Unfortunately, he's also in the crosshairs of the coach's son, Hugo, who burns with jealousy at Odin's success, especially in the eyes of his dad. Hugo schemes to ruin Odin. He convinces Odin that Desi is cheating on him with Michael, and Hugo enlists another boy, Roger, who likes Desi, to help bring about Odin's downfall. Odin's paranoid jealousy ends up making him distrust Desi and eventually kill her, after which he takes his own life in remorse. Hugo is left at the end in police custody for all his efforts in ruining the lives of all those around him.