A brilliant middle-manager with an addictive personality is forced by mafia murder and violence all around him, a bout with his old addictions, and a love affair to finally grow up. More
Bobby Allison is a brilliant technical leader in the corporate world, but he has an alcohol and drug history that is an ever-present cloud over his head. He gets a second career with the world's largest pharmaceutical company, and at fifty years old knows that PHARTEK is his last chance. When a young idealistic colleague discovers criminal wrong-doing by PHARTEK that has led to many deaths he begins steps to report it to the authorities. Bobby studies the discovered data, but strongly resists becoming involved. He knows that if he participates in whistle-blowing he'll never find another job.
The young coworker is murdered in his home by mafia members hired by PHARTEK to recover the only copies of the data proving their criminal conduct. Bobby's beloved dog is kidnapped by the same criminals, and Bobby falls in love. His drug use starts again, he sinks deeper into addiction than ever and his new love, Holly, leaves him. PHARTEK first threatens Bobby, then he is fired. He is jobless. deeply addicted, without his canine best-friend, and with Holly gone. Holly is shot by the mafia crew and they attempt to kill Bobby in an effort to stop their trial testimony. It appears that the criminals and Bobby's addiction will win, but a stubborn federal prosecutor and Bobby's determination begin to turn things around.
Bobby works with a doctor specializing in addiction and makes better progress than any of his previous treatment programs over the years. At the same time he has to testify against the mafia members and PHARTEK senior management. During the trial the defense attorney's drag up Bobby's current and past drug use, and it is painful.
Holly is in a deep coma, and Bobby practically lives at her hospital bedside. While nursing Holly Bobby learns compassion and how to really love another person, but he's sure that Holly will never come out of the coma so that he can tell her.
The trials end in convictions and long prison terms, Bobby finally beats his addictions for good, and an old mentor gets him a better job than before. Through mafia witness interviews, the federal prosecutor finds Bobby's dog and Bobby brings him home. Holly completely recovers and Bobby and Holly marry.
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