Eddie is a wounded warveteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job isfixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragicaccident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. Heawakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It'sa place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom youknew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldierto old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth,illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealingthe haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"