Eighty-one-year-old Nat Moyer (Walter Matthau) is a compulsive and fanciful talker, a feisty philosopher, and a troublemaker given to assuming personalities. His daily companion on a bench in New York's Central Park is Midge Carter (Ossie Davis), a half-blind apartment superintendent. Midge's approach to life is realistic and down-to-earth, making him the perfect foil for Nat. With vaudevillian flair, these appealing oldsters outrageously take on the world and its multiple threats - drug dealers and muggers, enlightened children, forced retirement, and the specter of the old folk's home. Also features Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson and Martha Plimpton.