In early December of 1994, only two things mattered to anyone under 13 years old. Staying up late enough to watch TGIF, and finding out what you got for Christmas before anyone else. So when the Beasley children realize that their parents are leaving them home alone for the afternoon, the only thing separating them from immortality is the 13 feet 6 inches it takes to reach the attic door.
Despite three failed attempts, a wounded sister, and 150 dollars’ worth of property damage, they muster the courage for one last endeavor as audacious as man’s quest to reach the moon. It’s one small step for the Beasleys, and one giant leap for children everywhere.