Calvin Campbell is a former professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks through his days and the challenge of raising his teenager daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – Produce, a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store.
Self-made millionaire, Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield), owner of the Tall & Fat chain of clothing stores goes to college to show solidarity with his troubled son (Gordon) and learns that he cannot buy his education.