Her mom (Amy Irving) glares disapprovingly on pretty much anything, yet is particularly sure that Winnie ought to never converse with outsiders or walk alone in the forested areas. One day, Winnie up and strolls in the forested areas, and meets a young fellow named Jesse (Jonathan Jackson). He cautions her against drinking from a spring at the foot of a major old tree, and afterward his more established sibling Miles (Scott Bairstow) gets her and takes her back to their timberland bungalow on horseback.
These are the Tucks. Mae and Angus, Mom and Dad, are played by Sissy Spacek and William Hurt. Quite a while back, they drank from the spring and have turned out to be undying.