Based on true events: Noah Melville (Malcolm McDowell), a popular college prrofessor and confirmed sensualist, provides scholarships for gorgeous college girls through an escort service, whose satisfied clients include the chairman of the school board (Timothy Bottoms), the chief of police, and even the Mayor of their idyllic college town. When a young woman's dead body is found near campus, the moralistic new detective in town, Patrick Kelly (angus Macfadyen), investigates, leading him to the professor. Exposed, Noah must leave his devoted wife and daughter and flee the law. Kelly, for his own reasons, takes the law into his own hands to bring Noah to justice. Their deadly showdown has a surprising result.