Fed up with boarding school and frustrated with the way others have planned his life, John Baker Jr. (Lukas Haas) wants a change -- anything to shake up his staid routine. The moment arrives when he stumbles upon a woman, Patty Vare (Winona Ryder), unconscious in a field. Deciding to risk it, John takes her to his dorm to look after her, much to the disapproval of his friends. John's decision proves fateful as he and Patty grow close to one another. However, she may be keeping secrets from him.