Bill Cosby stars as a widowed executive trying to raise his kids and, at the same time, make a big business deal that will get him a promotion, which includes life insurance benefits. After narrowly avoiding a number of life-threatening accidents, Elliot Hopper (Cosby) takes a cab that
speeds off a high bridge. Although he escapes the accident, Elliot discovers that people can't see or hear him; he's a ghost. However, when he returns home, Elliot learns that he can be seen if there is no bright light around, and that he can be heard and take on a corporeal solidity if he
concentrates. What's more, because of some screw-ups in Heaven, Elliot still has some time left...