A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a black tenant farmer, refuses to belatedly accept a Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in World War II.
|James Garner||Albert Sidney Finch|
|Judith Ivey||Terry Novis|
|Bill Cobbs||Gee Pennywell|
|Laurence Fishburne||Michael Waring, DOD Man|
|Jo Anderson||Loreen Wendell|
|Norm Skaggs||Billy Wendell|
|Robert W. Lenski||Writer|