Teenager David Clements (Keir Dullea)─violently phobic about being touched─finds himself institutionalized by his exasperated family. Combative with the facility's staff as well as his fellow patients, he finds his defenses challenged by his growing bond with Lisa Brandt (Janet Margolin), a schizophrenic who communicates only through rhyme. Affecting and compassionate indie groundbreaker co-stars Howard Da Silva, Neva Patterson, Clifton James. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English mono; interview.