Inspired by a true event, two Beluga whales slip into tiny Quarry Cove in Maine, encouraged by a widowed lighthouse keeper, who has an undying affection for all animals, especially whales. The whales create a tremendous draw of tourists, who flood the main highway and pack into the village. The local police chief , bothered by a huge traffic snarl, along with disgruntled fishermen who fear for the fish, plan to rid the village of the animals. But Nettie Beal, a widowed lighthouse keeper and local postmistress defies the community defying threat of losing her job and home. Karl Bunker and Christine Alley back Nettie up, even their own family life is threatened by parents with opposing views on what to do with the whales. A jealous and spurned boyfriend of Christine's threatens to take the matter even further. But rallying support of school chums, the undaunted trio turn the tables on the whales' foes, and engineer a dramatic escape.