Showcasing then-Hollywood-newcomers Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard, director George Lucas weaves together the stories of a disparate group of teenagers as they struggle with adolescent rites of passage in 1962.
Hoping to earn some extra cash during the Thanksgiving holiday, a poor prep-school student agrees to look after a blind and cantankerous retired colonel. Though the two are mismatched, their relationship grows during a string of wild escapades.
When drug cartel leader Elena moves in on the successful pot-growing operation of entrepreneurs Ben and Chon, she kidnaps the pals' lover, O, to ensure their compliance. Instead, the two men team with a DEA agent and fight back.
Four disparate teen boys who would otherwise never be friends return from a school trip to find themselves in a parallel world where they don't exist. Like it or not, these guys only have each other now that demons are looking to permanently erase their existence.