Gene Hackman plays
Floyd, a recluse since his wife's disappearance. He used
to run a bar with his wife, but business has dwindled
since she disappeared and all he does is mourn her
daily. He also lives with his father-in-law (Burgess
Meredith), who has Alzheimer's disease and uses a
wheelchair. Elias plays a local man named Jimmy, who is
mentally slow but enjoys Meredith's company.
Louise (Teri Garr), is Floyd's
friend, who tries to encourage Floyd to take some action
before he loses his bar due to non-payment of taxes.