The Austin family is trying to adjust to their new life in New York City, but their once supportive family is starting to distance themselves from one another. Their father spends his time in his study working long hours on research projects. John is away at college. Rob is busy making new friends with people in the neighborhood. Suzy is growing into a bubbly, animated young woman. And Vicky starts to become closer to Emily Gregory, than her own sister.
With an Austin in every which direction they don't seem to notice that something disturbing is going on in their neighborhood centered on them. A genie appears before Rob and Emily. A stranger knowing Vicky's name approaches her in the park. Members of a local gang are following their father. The entire Austin family is in danger if they don't start telling each other what's going on.