Young Aaron McGregor is orphaned and sent to live with an emotionally distant aunt and uncle who reluctantly takes him in while still wrestling with their own personal demons. To make matters worse, he is picked on mercilessly by the school bully.
When he discovers a wounded wolf cub on a nearby hill, he takes it in and begins secretly caring for it.
As his new friend becomes increasingly more difficult to hide, Aaron and the cub grow more and more dependant on each other for their emotional and physical survival.
A heartwarming family drama with touching performances by Burt Reynolds and Jason Priestley.