It is 1953 in rural Ontario, and a 5-year-old boy’s cheeks are wet with drool. His eyes are focused on his red-faced father. Soon, his father’s
words are not relevant, for the young man has already received the only message
that matters: this day will not be scored as a no-hitter.
The boy, who thinks of himself as Ranger, wants to grow up and be just like the
Lone Ranger. But his harsh and unavailable father seems determined to make his
coming-of-age journey tumultuous, challenging and isolated. With a mother who
could do little to balance the turmoil, he must rely on his imagination to transport
him away from the strife and tension that hangs over his home like a dark cloud.
As he rides his make-believe horse, Silver, down Main Street with his six-shooters
strapped to his waist, he momentarily forgets the angry father who often stands
over him with a belt and threatens to rob him of his spirit.
In this moving tale, a young boy engaged in a quiet war of wills with his father must
learn how to survive and thrive as he grows into a man and realizes the true meaning