A poor young man, from the wrong side of the tracks, astounds the professors at a college where he works by solving a complex maths problem. However, due to his rough upbringing, he is rather violent, and ends up in trouble with the law. A kindly professor helps him out on condition that he gets some therapy. This he does, going through a series of shrinks before meeting his nemisis - a shrink with some baggage of his own.
These two men go through the usual male-bonding routine while they help each other sort out their respective lives.
The film comes in at number 26 on the IMDB Top 250.