A bit thick-witted, sickly Gideon (Christopher Lambert) deposits himself in a nursing home, where Doctor Richard Willows (Taylor Nichols) and his mother Mrs. Willows (Shelley Winters) prefer to cater to senior citizens. Unwanted by his own relatives, Gideon chooses to meddle in the lives of the residents. Playing matchmaker, he pairs up a shy philosophy professor, Addison Sinclair (Charlton Heston), with docile Elly Norton (Shirley Jones). Next, he prods Dr. Willows to make a play for the home's recreation director Jean (Crystal Bernard). Upsetting the rigid routine of the facility, Gideon piques the annoyance of Mrs. Willows and the jealousy of fellow patient Leo (C...