Actress Sondra Locke's directorial debut is an odd little film that, while suffering slightly from a dose of easy sentimentality, turns out to be a clever enough fable on the plight of the exploited. Nikki Morrison (Locke) is an ambitious Los Angeles window dresser who dreams of striking
it rich some day. On an excursion to the local garbage dump in search of some unique items for her window display, Nikki happens upon two transients who have discovered a bizarre boy who looks a lot like a rat (S.L. Baird). The ratboy lives in the garbage dump. The two bums hold the ratboy captive
with plans to sell him to the highest bidder. Seizing the opportunity, Nikki cons the...