Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) tells Ruby (Marisa Tomei) he's from the future.
Ruby Weaver (Marisa Tomei) has man trouble: she's been stuck with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed (Vincent D'Onofrio), seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. But, as Ruby tells her therapist about Sam, in flashbacks we see someone not quite of this world. In fact, Sam informs Ruby that he's from the future, 2470 to be exact, traveling back in time to avoid prosecution for his sister's death, and to find Ruby, whose photo he saw back home.