Walt Koontz is a retired police officer, ultraconservative and proud of it, living in New York City's Lower East Side. Late one night, while trying to help a neighbor in trouble, Walt suffers a stroke which leaves him with partial paralysis. Refusing to leave his apartment for therapy, Walt very reluctantly agrees to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons with a performer who lives upstairs -- a street-tough drag queen named Rusty.
- Joel Schumacher.....Director
- Robert De Niro.....Walt Koontz
- Philip Seymour Hoffman.....Rusty
- Barry Miller.....Leonard Wilcox
- Chris Bauer.....Jacko
- Skipp Sudduth.....Tommy
- Wilson Jermaine Heredia.....Cha-Cha