Professor Andrew Patterson finds himself caught up in a labyrinthine
nightmare after returning to his old college, St. George. Years before
while a student at the college, Patterson joined a secret society-the
Brothers of the Bell. Now the Bell gives Patterson an assignment-to
make sure his colleague and good friend, Professor Konstantin Horvathy,
declines a position he was offered. The Bell wants it for someone
else. Patterson is given a file on people who helped Horvathy defect to
the West some time before; when Patterson confronts Horvathy says he
will use the list, Horvathy committs suicide. Patterson is riddled with
guilt and decides to bring down the Bell, losing nearly everything in
the process, including his marriage, his father, and finally his mind.
Gripping TV film is enhanced by a believable script, great direction,
and acting from the entire cast.