Holly is a little girl whose life is overshadowed by her mother's abusive boyfriend Bill. While her mother, a struggling waitress, is away at work Holly does her best to avoid Bill and his temper. Lonely and isolated, Holly retreats into a world of fantasy. While the neighborhood kids play just outside her window, Holly hides out in her bedroom with her fairytale books and a cherished photograph of her dead father, a NY City fireman. One day, when Bill picks a fight with her mother, Holly sneaks out her bedroom window. Climbing down the fire escape she takes refuge in her neighbor's apartment only to realize Shell, a medical student, isn't home. Holly plays dress-up with Shell's anatomy skeleton. Tying on a make-shift red cape, Holly wanders around the apartment exploring her make-believe world - but what she finds surprises her! When the shock wears off, Holly uses her discovery to cook up a clever scheme to get rid of Bill. Written by
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Michael Westmore, legendary makeup designer of Raging Bull, Mask and Star Trek fame, created the cadaver limb that appears in the film. He is aptly recognized with this credit "Michael Westmore - Thank you for lending a hand!" See more
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
Courtesy of Peter Gabriel Ltd. and Clinofine Ltd.
By Arrangement with Geffen Records See more