An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona, and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.
Near the end of the film, a boy demonstrates his new-found ability to
juggle, as the mysterious Dr. Lao leaves town. This is a symbol of the
Doctor's special gift to the boy and the other townspeople whose lives
have been touched.