It took four writers to overstuff this turkey of a family drama, set amid the rolling wheat fields of the Pacific Northwest home front during World World I. Young Helmut Brink (Robert Karl Burke) and his older sister Brigitta (Amber Willenborg) are German war
orphans sent to live with the pastor of Waterville, WA. With many of its own sons away at war, the small wheat-farming community eyes the German newcomers with suspicion, but Henrik and Brigitta aren't the only strangers in town. A new schoolteacher, Martin Conlon (Peter Coyote), has arrived from
Boston excited about a newfangled game he calls "basketball" and a phonograph recording of an allegorical German op...