Ever since he separated from his wife twenty years before, George Sandford, an important New York attorney, has deeply missed his son's presence in his life. In the meantime Jonathan has become a brilliant doctor who has discovered the cure for cancer, but his invention is then stolen by professor Ryder, head physician at the hospital where they both work, who is claiming credit for the discovery. Jonathan, who had fortunately patented his cure, decides to take professor Ryder to court, who in turn addresses George's law office for assistance. George, who had then also left his second wife and was recovering from a severe bout of depression that had led to alcohol abuse, decides to try and regain control of himself and return to work. As soon as he reaches the office he discovers Jonathan's case file on his desk and he sees his opportunity to reestablish a relationship with his son. He therefor decides to leave the law firm for good and offer his son his legal assistance. Jonathan, initially wary at seeing his father again, accepts his help in what turns out for George to be the most important case of his life. After many vicissitudes the case reaches the court where George, during his final defense, pronounces the words “You are the hope”.