To understand the events happening in the film drama "In the shining city", you need to go back to twenty years ago. It was at this time that a terrible event occurred in the family of Jurley. Because of the false accusations of his older brother Andrew, junior is jailed by younger Michael, accused of killing a boy. This fact leads to a complete break between Andrew and family members, he can not forgive such betrayal. The guy leaves the city for a long time. Two decades later, changes may occur in the course of this case, and it is Michael's sentence that can be mitigated if Andrew says that his brother has taken the path of correction. A new hearing is scheduled for this case and Andrew decides to return to his native Kentucky, he settles in a hotel and does not let his relatives know what is in the city. But in a small town it's not so easy to hide something. Andrew notices in the store his sister Laura, who immediately recognized her brother. Laura all these years as she could support her younger brother and fought for him. But Andrew's arrival angered her indefinitely. She makes a complaint to Michael's lawyer.