Can friendship bring purpose and joy to the lives of two unlikely people?
After pouring 57 years of sweat and blood into his family's brickyard, Henry Cobb's (Academy Award® winner Sidney Poitier) passion for work is replaced by grief from his wife's death and fear of automation's increasing hold on American manufacturing.
12-year-old Danny Potter's parents have just divorced and he needs refuge from their bickering. When Danny and Henry meet, Henry becomes a mentor to the boy, becoming the role model Danny so desperately needs. As their friendship blooms, Danny rejuvenates Henry's passion for life.