Misery loves company in this film by director Eric Weston. A black youth in Atlanta needs to steal in order to feed himself and his mother who earns money as a prostitute. When she dies suddenly, Tige Jackson (Gibran Brown) feels completely alone and is adamant about not wanting to go into foster care. Seeing no other way out, Tige is on the verge of attempting suicide when Marvin Stewart (John Cassavetes), an alcoholic whose substance abuse has led him down a similarly desperate path, interrupts the boy before he harms himself. The middle-aged man befriends the youngster and despite difference of race and age they become quite close. As their bond strengthens, they discover the identity of Tige’s father, a wealthy businessman named Richard Davis (Billy Dee Williams). Presented with his biological father, Tige must now decide who he wants to live with: a man he does not know but who has the means to provide for his future or the man who saved his life and who he has grown to love as a father.