Drama starring Sam Shepard. Once a big Western movie star, Howard Spence (Shepard) is now a womanising alcoholic. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear for him. One day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. So he sets out to find that young man or woman and discovers an entire life that he has missed.