Trapped on a back ward in a 1970s state mental hospital, Andy, 21, drugged, depressed, and demoralized, fights to outwit the sadistically depraved psychiatrist determined to keep him there.
First, high school senior Andy Koops barely reacts to his father’s suicide. Then, in college, a manic episode lands him in a state mental hospital. After three years, he’s still hospitalized, and worse, he’s trapped on a locked back ward by a sadistic psychiatrist, Dr. Enzo Gambelli. Drugged, depressed, and demoralized, Andy is on the verge of becoming a chronic mental patient when he’s befriended by a maverick social worker who challenges him to choose: does he want to stay a patient or go home. Andy chooses home and battles Gambelli for his release—but he has no idea of the evil he is about to encounter.