The Mullens family is plagued by problems in this somber drama. The father (Bill Hunter) is a born-again Christian who works as a security guard to support his wife (Sue Jones) and their four children. When Mrs. Mullins learns she has a terminal illness, 17-year-old Phoebe is forced to quit school to take care of the family. Phoebe has little time to spend with her best friend Helen (Mary Coustas) because of her domestic responsibilities. She discovers her older brother Steve (Craig Morrison) is taking heroin and involved in a homosexual relationship with the aspiring rock singer Guido (Juno Roxas). Phoebe does her best to keep the family together in the wake of all their problems.
by Dan Pavlides synopsis