There is a lot more to celebrated fire fighter Lyle Wilder (Charles Sheen), than meets the eye. His wife and child have mysteriously left as the temperature steadily rises in suburbia. The Braverton family live next door. As the temperature is hitting record highs...their refrigerator and air conditioner are both on the blink...the milk has gone bad...the kids are going mad in the yard. Wilder's heroic exterior begins to unravel. He can't stand the Braverton car parked outside his perfect house. He doesn't think the children should be wasting water playing in the yard. He doesn't believe that the Bravertons know how to discipline their children. Wilder believes that he can inject a little old fashioned discipline where it's needed. And this is just the beginning of a very bad day.