Every time Zev (Plummer) wakes he calls out his wife’s name, only to be reminded that she has died. Zev suffers from memory loss and has been forgetting more and more of late. That’s why Max (Martin Landau) has scrupulously written down instructions for every step of the journey Zev has agreed to take, a journey that will take Zev to various cities across the US and Canada in search of a man named Rudy Kolander.