What do you do if you discover, late one sleepless night, that you can fly? If you're college professor George Entmen, you try to keep it hush hush, because he knows it will bring a kind of attention to his life that he dreads, and because - well, it's embarrassing. George can only fly if he lays on the floor on his stomach and stretches his arms out in front of him like superman - and even then he can only fly about three inches off the ground, and very, very slowly. It's what he calls a 'useless miracle,' but his wife Rebecca thinks it's entertaining at parties. Which is how word seeps out to his insanely competitive friends, which is how the media hears about it... which is how all hell breaks out.