In 1979 scientist Peter Phillips was given a grant to study psychic phenomenon. Magician and skeptic James Randi offered his services to help root out trickery. However Phillips believes he cannot be fooled and dismisses Randi's offer. To prove his point Randi recruits teenagers Steve Shaw and Michael Edwards to infiltrate the tests. They are chosen as the only two subjects and soon become the buzz of the parapsychological community. The two are torn between their loyalty to Randi and new friendship with Phillips.