This sappy fable about music's power to stir the soul to life never finds its groove. "Do you swing, or do you just look the part?" asks spirited Tina (Constance Brenneman) when she spots Anthony (Innis Casey) lost in a syncopated rhythm of a big-band number. He just looks the part, it turns out, and is only at the swing club because he has friends in the band. But music is Anthony's great love, despite warnings from his old-fashioned dad (Tom Skerritt) that it's not a real career. Working at the family's San Francisco grocery store, now that's
a career, and if Anthony doesn't stop messing around he'll wind up like his wastrel grandpa Joe, an alcoholic trumpet...