Inspired by a true story, this made-for-TV movie begins with a brutal crime: the murder of a mother and her two children. The victims are the family of an Air Force captain. The prime suspect is Tim Hennis (John Corbett), a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Convinced of his guilt, the district attorney (Howard Hesseman) railroads Hennis into a guilty verdict. But his family never gives up hope, as Hennis and his determined lawyers (Tom Irwin, Rick Schroder) fight to overturn the conviction.