Norwegian youngster Oddmund Lindeflaten arrives on central Kansas buffalo farm, reluctantly run by Unitarian widow Helen Hazleton since the founder's recent cancer death, as atypical male au-pair for the two orphaned sons. Nearly same-age Atticus is aloof and gloomy, but kid Beau quickly takes to the Viking jock and even adopts his obsession, soccer. Oddmund proves a fine father figure, winning the confidence of all kids and their friends, gradually even assembling an odd soccer team. Mother Helen clearly has a crush on him, as on school coach Bobby, but after jumping the Norwegian's bones acts as if he abused the family, never having forgiven late husband Charlie being bisexual, demands his repatriation. She even pushes the lesbian sheriff to investigate an absurd gay assault claim, just when Oddmund's Norwegian ex-fiancee arrives as if they were still engaged, but her sons take the lead in resisting such absurd ingrate injustice.
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An alternate title once considered was: "The Soccer Nanny." See more