A cheating husband and an injured high school football star both try to make the best of second chances in Bruce McCulloch's marital comedy Comeback Season. The film opens with Walter Pearce (Ray Liotta) leaving for work on the morning of his 24th wedding anniversary. He kisses his sleeping wife Deborah (Glenne Headly) but has a troubled look on his face, and later that day we learn that his worries stem from a brief affair he recently had with a coworker. Walter confesses his indiscretion at his anniversary dinner, and Deborah throws him out of the house. Meanwhile, arrogant quarterback Skylar Eckerman (Shaun Sipos) has a bright future ahead of him until a careless injury makes it all dangerously uncertain. An underage drinking-binge gets him arrested, and he shares a holding cell with Walter, whose own incarceration stems from an altercation with a motel manager. Skylar and Walter have a history: Skylar broke Walter's daughter Christine's (Brooke Nevin) heart on prom night the year before. But the two men form an unlikely bond after they realize that they need each other to get out of jail. Walter no longer has an address, so Skylar gives him a room at the Eckerman house; Skylar's parents are away on vacation, so Walter assumes the role of temporary guardian. Living together deepens their friendship, as Skylar helps Walter get his family back and Walter helps Skylar regain the confidence he needs to overcome his injury.