Simon Wincer's tale of how parents will do anything to save the life of their child (and a very similar tale to that of the Romanov family at the turn of the 20th century). Nick and Sandra Rast's (David Hemmings and Carmen Duncan) young son, Alex (Mark Spain), is suffering from leukemia and they will do anything to help him. When they come across a faith-healer, Gregory Wolfe (Robert Powell), Sandra is impressed. But Nick is soon to be running for senator and his mentor Doc Wheelan (Broderick Crawford) doesn't approve of Wolfe. Wolfe then begins to behave in a most unexpected way.