On a parched future Earth, an evil oligarchy has taken control of the planet's remaining water, and separates children from their parents for retraining in slave labor camps. A small band of kids come upon an extraterrestrial object that may be the sign of their deliverance...and must run to keep it out of the grasp of the ruling elite. Sci-fi saga stars Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas, Richard Jordan, and Charles Durning. 94 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.