Christian Slater stars as a mysterious drifter whose life takes a fateful turn when he stops at a sleepy small town. In a place where nothing ever happens, he becomes the object of fascination for its quirky inhabitants. The men revere him, the children follow him and the women hang onto his every word. But most significant of all is Sarah, a pretty girl who sees the stranger as the love she has so long dreamed of. An intense passion awakens both of them to a world neither had expected.