As he lies dying in Vietnam, a young soldier (Michael Douglas) recalls the events leading up to this moment. He remembers his sweetheart (Brenda Vaccaro), to whom he couldn't make a commitment. He recalls the battles he'd had with his parents (Jack Warden and Barbara Bel Geddes), when he forsook college to become a musician and when he planned to evade the draft. And he remembers the "summertree" where he spent many of his happiest days before being shipped off to Southeast Asia. Directed by actor-singer Anthony Newley, this moving antiwar drama was based on Ron Cowen's off-Broadway play.
Michael Douglas stars in this story of a young music student who faces a crisis when he's called up to serve in the Vietnam war. His parents try to understand their son, but can't bridge the generation gap. The father talks him out of fleeing to Canada, but their values are refuted by news of the boy's death in Vietnam.