With Florida out of town, J.J., Thelma and Michael throw a wild party inside the apartment. One of the party guests is Robert, an old high school friend of J.J.'s who is very depressed because things aren't going right in his life. A high school basketball star with dreams of college superstardom, Robert was cut from the team. He failed his college courses and was forced to flunk out. Then, Robert runs into his old high school girlfriend in the living room and finds out she's dating someone else. Robert goes over the edge and locks himself in the bathroom, where he ingests a bottle of sleeping pills, hoping to kill himself. Michael is able to open the door in time, and while he and Thelma wait for an ambulance, J.J. frantically tries to keep Robert awake in an effort to save his buddy's life. In the end, J.J. is totally exhausted, but succeeds, and Robert thanks him for helping him realize life is worth living and the obstacles he's currently facing - no basketball career, his poor ...
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