Frannie and her son have escaped... She knows it is only a matter of time before he finds them... She had once doubted that her plan would work, but Frannie Benedetto (Mary Stuart Masterson) and her nine-year-old son, Robert, now have new names, a new home and a safer life. They are not part of any witness protection program, though. In fact, they are not hiding from the criminal world at all. But they are hiding from the police, specifically from Detective Bobby Benedetto... (Anthony Lapaglia) Frannie's husband and Robert's father. Although the transition is rough on them both, she and Robert quickly adapt to the new community which was selected for them by Patty Bancroft, an advocate for women who are mistreated by their husbands. A young boy named Bennie befriends Robert and eases his adjustment into this new world. Frannie not only finds a special female friend in Cindy Roerbacker, but with the help of Robert's handsome school advisor, Mike Riordan, she learns what life can be like with a kind and gentle man. Everything seems to be going very smoothly until one night when Robert lets his guard down. All the unanswered questions about his father become too much for him to bear and he telephones his dad in search of some answers. That is all it takes. Using his investigative skills, Bobby Benedetto is soon on his way to hunt down his family, determined to punish his wife and to reclaim his son.