Roary (John Savage), who attempts suicide but ends up partly paralyzed, frequents a bar where other patrons are handicapped and befriends Jerry (David Morse), a basketball player with a promising future but who lacks the funds to pay for an operation to rehabilitate his knee. Eventually,
Jerry gets his operation, stars for a semipro team, and earns a shot at the big time. Along the way, he forgets about his friends at Max's Bar, who are hurt by his selfishness. In the meantime, Roary learns to accept his disability and struggles through a difficult romance with Louise (Diana
Scarwid). He isn't the only one who comes to know himself better, however, and by the upbea...