Ray Bradbury's tale of a future without books comes chillingly to life in an adaptation by the legendary author himself. Firemen burn books and hunt down anyone who risks reading them. Free-thought and intellectualism are discouraged, questioning authority is dangerous, and the masses are fed a diet of reality shows on huge TVs. Montag, a fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, befriends a woman who dares to read. Suddenly a hunted fugitive, he must choose between safety and intellectual freedom.