Marvin and Tige
Down-on-his-luck widower Marvin (John Cassavetes) meets Tige (Gibran Brown), an 11-year-old boy distraught in the wake of his mother's death. Despite a rocky introduction, Marvin soon develops a close bond with the youngster and decides to adopt him. But, because the vagrant Marvin is financially unstable, he is unable to adequately care for the child. So Tige's biological father, Richard (Billy Dee Williams), who is unaware of his son's existence, is located and asked to take care of the boy.