A 13-year-old boy is trying to be the man of the house after his father leaves his somewhat reclusive mother. He is at the store one day and runs across a man who is clearly in need of help. The mother and son take the stranger in to help him. They soon find out that there is more to his story. He is an escaped convict and the police are searching for him. The mother and son have learned from the stranger that there is more to the story than meets the eye. They must make a series of decisions that will change their lives forever.