Brad Stadler is a high flying property developer who spends too much time at work, is unfaithful to his wife (Carol) and has no time for son Josh's baseball games. So one day, the God decides that Brad's time has come. After an accident at his construction site he is reincarnated as Arnold Pischkin. Now Brad has to adjust to life without his millions, his good looks and phoney charm. Arnold has to start from the bottom rung of the social ladder and has to resort to being the housekeeper to his widow and son.