When a young mother is responsible for the accidental death of her husband, she persuades the dead husband’s identical twin to take his identity.
Erik and Adam are identical twins, living completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum, Adam a successful family and businessman. When Erik seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years, a quarrel ends with Adam’s wife, Ingrid, believing she’s accidentally killed Adam. Erik loses Adam from a boat on the way to the emergency room at the local hospital, and Adam actually dies from drowning (as revealed later by an autopsy). To avoid being arrested for accidental murder and to save his brother’s family, Erik takes over Adam’s identity, strongly encouraged by Ingrid, who is monitoring the events, without much thought of her and Adam’s two children. Erik’s biggest challenge is not avoiding getting caught, but pretending to be someone he is not.