A seemingly perfect, upper-middle class family is torn apart in the aftermath of a tragedy. After his brother drowns when their boat capsizes, teenage Conrad is guilt-stricken, and convinced that he is the one who should have died, he attempts suicide. As Conrad's mother Beth, who favored his older brother, retreats into an emotionless state of denial, his father Calvin tries to bring his son back into a normal life. Conrad begins to make progress through his therapy sessions, while his father is sadly realizing how the woman he married has changed forever.
Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton, M. Emmet Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, Dinah Manoff, Fredric Lane, James B Sikking, Basil Hoffman, Quinn K Redeker, Mariclare Costello, Meg Mundy, Elizabeth Hubbard, Adam Baldwin, Scott Doebler, Carl DiTomasso, Tim Clarke, Ken Dishner, Lisa Smyth, Ann Eggert, Randall Robbins, Cynthia Baker Johnson, John Stimpson, Liz Kinney, Rudy Hornish, Jane Alderman, Paul Preston, Marilyn Rockafellow, Don Billett, Michael Creadon, Richard Whiting