Gorvy Hauer (Alan Arkin, wheezy, scattered and hilarious) has a little of that salt-of-the-earth plainsman about him. But mostly, he's high-maintenance — touched in the head, a bachelor farmer-hoarder in a remote farmhouse. Mickey, always put-upon, is forced into being more helpful than he'd like. Then he learns that Gorvy has a violin that some famous collector wants. That's when Mickey's character is truly revealed.