A rather uninteresting drama about a bizarre man. Maury Chaykin is the main character, Desmond
Howl, a retired rock musician, who, after the death of his brother-partner, has become a reclusive
hermit. His one obsession is what he calls his "whale music", which he imagines is
music for whales. An escaped mental patient/groupie of his (Cyndy Preston) moves into
his house, uninvited. Desmond, however, doesn't mind...and, as can be expected, a romantic
bond forms between them. Of course, his friends in the music biz want him to make a
comeback, but all he cares about is his whale music. The movie presents an unusual character
in an unusual situation, but doesn't follow through. Although portraying as strange, and maybe
slightly insane man, Maury Chaykin doesn't make the central character someone who is all that
interesting. Ultimately the movie rests on his shoulders, and he fails to carry the weight.
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