An emotionally repressed woman befriends a boy who's fled the Staten Island projects for a cave in Central Park in this would-be whimsical romp, which has the dubious appeal of a preachy Afterschool Special
. World-weary 12-year-old JJ (Frankie Nasso)
is haunted by memories of his terminally ill mother, Annelise, and suspects that his foster mother, Mrs. Ardis (Cathy Moriarty), has deliberately kept him from seeing his mother while pocketing the state funds intended for his care. Following a nasty squabble in which JJ accidentally knocks out
Mrs. Ardis, he collects his things and heads to Central Park. Thugs attempt to steal JJ's prized keyboard, but an eccen...