Malcom Crowe is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same
night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this
encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same
ills as the ex-patient. This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot
of time with the boy (Cole) much to the dismay of his wife. Cole's mom
is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing
problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope.