|Robert Forster||Henry Musser|
|Kate Forster||Ms. Krynock|
|Tony Tarantino||Dr. Stevens|
|Susan Gayle Watts||Mayor Margaret Jones|
|D. Elliot Woods||Councilman Jordan|
A young and introspective boy, Mitch Musser is socially awkward, living in the shadow of his teen football-star brother, Mark . Mitch is most at home up in the boughs of a huge tree, but, if his father, Henry, succeeds in bringing a new factory to town, the massive oak may be cut down. Mitch is determined to save the tree, and the situation pits him against his dad, creating a significant problem for both the family and the community.