Cold War era political thriller. While travelling through East Germany, American scientist Lucas Martino (Joseph Bova) is severely injured in a car accident which results in his face and body being grossly disfigured. With his injuries beyond repair, Eastern doctors choose to rebuild the damaged parts of his body with metallic plating before sending him home. When he arrives back in the States, Martino's appearance is received with immediate suspicion as the government wonder whether he is in fact the real Lucas Martino or a Soviet spy sent to gain access to the real doctor's work. He is interrogated intensely by Agent Sean Rogers (Elliot Gould), who is given the job of proving or disproving the man's identity. Will political paranoia win over Martino's claims of honest intent?