Best buddies Dustin, Albert, and Mark, are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. Dustin has a crush on Tyanya and wants to ask her out on a date, something he has never done before. His main obstacle though is the town bully, Nick, who also likes Tanya. When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five year old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of the summer is something Dustin and his friends…will never forget.