In this 1991 film, a brilliant high school student becomes bored with the tedium of his daily school life. In a bid for some excitement and a greater challenge he sneaks into the nearby Brown University, a member of the prestigious Ivy League. He masquerades as a college student and starts to sit in on the classes. While at Brown, his thirst for knowledge is encouraged, not ridiculed. He finally finds a place that he feels as if he belongs. His charade is eventually discovered, and he finds out that there may be much more in jeopardy than his academic future.