Lou Diamond Phillips (Harley)Eli Cummins (Jim)Jan DeWitt (Judy)Kim Valentine (Bobby)Chad Sheets (Joey)Frank Kuntz (Frank)Darryl Kuntz (Darryl)Thom Meyers (Leach)Karl Schaeffer (Chihuahua)Helena Humann (Ethel)Harlan Jordan (Vernon)Dale Kassel (Sheriff)David W. Parker (Herbert)Frank Kuntz Sr. (Hungarian Truck Driver)
Harley is a 'troubled teen' from L.A. who is arrested. A progressive social worker has Harley sent to Texas to live with the Nortons, an open-minded, heartful Christian family, and spend two months on their ranch. Surrounded by a town full of doddering hicks, Harley takes on ranch chores, learns to ride horses, and finds love in a local girl while the Nortons try to bring him into the fold. Eventually Harley chooses to release his pain in exchange for a return to faith, culminating in his calling for God's help to save the life of the burglar who framed him.