Vinnie Miller (Joanne Woodward, Academy Award® winner Best Actress, 1957, The Three Faces of Eve) - a spinsterish, no-nonsense college teacher from New England - hopes to do plenty of reading on her transatlantic flight to Europe. But Vinnie spends the entire nine hours trying to evade the talkative Chuck Mumpson's (Brian Dennehy, Presumed Innocent) nonstop chitchat. When they finally land in London, Vinnie goes her won way to begin an extended research project at Oxford Library and Chuck just goes away. or so she hopes.But to Vinnie's disbelief - and distress - Chuck seems to show up wherever she goes. Their mutual acquaintance with Rosemary Radley (Stephanie Beacham, Dynasty) - a volatile actress who plunges into a steamy affair with Vinnie's young colleague, Fred Turner (Eric Stoltz, The Waterdance) - leads to a series of chance meetings. Their well-meaning friends even attempt to be matchmakers - but Chuck is the last person in the world Vinnie wants to get involved with. Traveling, however, can be full of romantic surprises!