Television movie based on the NBC television series, "The Pretender," about Jarod, a virtuous genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to master any profession. Taken from his parents as a child prodigy in the early 1960s, Jarod spent decades isolated under the caring instruction of Dr. Sydney Green, a psychiatrist at The Centre, which is a clandestine think tank that sells the services of Jarod's computer-like mind to the highest bidder. As an adult Jarod flees the Centre and uses his skill to help people who can't help themselves, while evading the alluring Miss Parker and her group of Centre operatives, who desperately want Jarod back. The movie delves into the origins of the Centre and the mysteries of Jarod and Miss Parker's pasts. In this journey, Jarod searches for his mother, and Miss Parker discovers surprises about her own family while hunting Jarod. In the course of their search, they stumble across the powerful mystic scrolls, which are being sought after by The Centre.