Little John always thought he would become an important man, because his father told him he was a special person. Adult John moves to the big city. In New York, he works in an office: he is one of the million pieces of the production gear. One day, going out from work, he meets Mary, a woman who will become his wife. John will have to face the daily life of a family man, of an ordinary person, trapped in an existence that has nothing to do with his childhood dreams.