During the 1960's and 70's there were reports of the U.S. government conducting mind altering experiments on its citizens -- acts where the lines of science fiction and reality became blurred. Inspired by these events, Altered Minds harnesses the talents of an all-star cast, including Judd Hirsch as Dr. Nathaniel Shellner. Shellner , a Nobel Prize winning psychiatrist, (who's dying of cancer) has come under the scrutiny of one of his four children(Tommy). He believes his father conducted psychological experiments on himself and his siblings. Is the good Dr. a monster? Is the family's house a torture chamber? Are Tommy's visions fragments of his own mental instability or is it PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) left over from his childhood?