The conflicts between the duties and responsibilities of political and social conscience and the often-conflicting responsibilities toward family and loved ones are considered in director Gillian Armstrong's drama of a political prisoner's return to his family in Miami after eight long years of imprisonment in Cuba. Nestor (Jimmy Smits) discovers that his daughter has forgotten him and that his wife (Greta Scacchi) has fallen in love with an American fisherman. His immediate duty is to heal his troubled and broken family. But there is another duty pulling him,the same compulsion that caused his imprisonment and long separation...his passion to bring political justice to his troubled homeland. Music by Maurice Jarre.