Dramatic circumstances bring together two people, and there is a spark between them. She is fourteen, homeless, smart, wild, and alive. Meanwhile, he is forty, a veteran, straight and slim, decent but “dead inside,” with his life on hold.
After some more dire developments, he loses her, but his determination manages to reconnect him with her on her own dangerous and temporary turf – the dark alleys of a sordid downtown hood.
With hard work and open minds, they forge out a rewarding father–daughter family of sorts.
(Inspired by a true story)