After coming to New York to play Hamlet, unemployed TV star Andrew Rally soon gets an offer to return to the small screen. TV or not TV? That is the question our hero faces when an unlikely tutor shows up, tights and all: the ghost of John Barrymore, one of the greatest swashbuckling Hamlets of all time. And why has he returned to this "mortal coil?" To convince our hero to take on the role, of course!