John Travolta plays George Malley, who owns the local car repair shop in a small California town. He pauses for a strange light in the sky, and then poured a few seconds in the middle of the deserted street. In the days and weeks that followed, George is her IQ and consciousness greatly expands and develops telekinetic abilities. Despite his attempts to explain what happened to him, with a few exceptions, most of the locals try the “new” George as a monster. His state of isolation is even more apparent when their new skills can accurately predict an earthquake, and external interested in what happened to the authorities.