Felix, a diligent handyman and devoted single dad, comes to the aid of his elderly neighbor, Mrs. McAllister, who is struggling with her overgrown lawn. Grateful, she gifts him a mysterious metal box. However, their world takes a turn for the unexpected when Mrs. McAllister’s lawyer urgently requests a meeting.
Soon, Felix discovers that the box is valued at a staggering $250,000. Faced with financial challenges for his daughter Suzie’s future, he contemplates selling it. The situation becomes even more complex when Mrs. McAllister’s lawyer accuses Felix of stealing a priceless family heirloom.
Refusing to succumb to coercion, Felix decides to auction the box. However, complications arise at the auction house due to the lack of proper documentation, leading to a thrilling chase reminiscent of his high school football days.
In a desperate attempt to resolve the situation, Felix breaks into Mrs. McAllister’s house to find the needed paperwork. Discovered by Henry, Mrs. McAllister’s son, Felix faces a threat of police involvement if the box isn’t returned by morning.
Realizing he has no other option, Felix sends Suzie away with the box, urging her to sell it for at least $100,000. As the police surround Felix’s house, he sacrifices himself to protect Suzie.
Facing charges pressed by Henry, Felix spends four months in jail awaiting trial. Surprisingly, someone pays his bail – Suzie, who manages to open the box, revealing a note from Mrs. McAllister explaining its importance. Suzie sells the box to an antique dealer, securing enough money to bail out her father and still have $100,000.
Released from jail, Felix and Suzie navigate the legal complications. Despite the challenges, Suzie’s resourcefulness and Mrs. McAllister’s mysterious gift ultimately save the day, providing a bittersweet resolution to this unexpected adventure.