Young Christopher Millard fantasizes about being a squire of the Round Table and studies the stars. But when his difficulty breathing turns out to be caused by a tumor, his fantasies turn into a means to battle the disease. Chemotherapy eats his summer and instead of writing the standard "What I did during my summer vacation", his teacher lets him write a fictional story, and Chris makes characters from the people around him. As Chris battles with doctor, treatments, and the illness, Squire Millard goes on a quest against an evil sorceress to gain the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty, and Strength: qualities that Chris himself attains as his health fails.
Did You Know?
Based on the true story of Chris Mallard, who died in 1972 from cancer. The story around which the film revolves was written by him while he was ill. Chris Millard's real-life parents visited the movie set during filming. See more
When Tony visits Chris at his house, Chris is organizing his baseball cards from a collectors box of the 1990's model which didn't exists in the 1970's. See more