A young man named Victor (Mark L.Young) realises the shortcomings of the Utopian ideals on the hippie commune where he was raised. Victor's mother (Andie MacDoweli) is funding the commune where the guru Insley (Rutger Hauer) hypnotises and seduces women with a technique he calls "running". Insley manipulates the minds of these women so that they give him both their bodies and all their worldly possessions. Victor's childhood love, Becky (Hannah Hall), returns to take care of her deathly ill father. Victor, haunted by visions of Becky's death, is desperate to save her and himself by escaping from the polygamous cult. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self-destructive behaviour of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. To afford to escape, Victor tries to sell weed but is cut out by rivals competing for Becky's affection. Finally, Victor is torn between getting money from his mother who is entirely under Insley's influence, dealing with the violent drama of his drug-addled friends, and staying to save Becky as she spins out of control.