It's a big moment for Southern coed Melanie Branson (Alexandra Wentworth), when she introduces her boyfriend Peter Silverblatt (Josh Charles), a Nothern Jew, to her willful smalltown Georgia relatives. Can Peter navigate the rough waters of veiled bigotry and anti-urban prejudice? Can the Melanie-Peter union survive interference from Melanie's manipulative father, Colonel Branson (Lloyd Bridges), selfish brother Larry (Beau Bridges), and bible-thumping sibling Dink (Walter Olkewicz)? During his stay chez Bransons, Peter placates the family, housecleans, fends off advances from Melanie's girlhood friend, and serves as temporary caregiver for the Colonel. When a flu bu...