Would you deep-freeze a dying loved one in anticipation of a medical cure? Alf Kravitz makes that decision on behalf of his dying wife Tillie. He and Tillie survived the Nazi Holocaust and every day alive is precious. Little does Alf realize that the Institute of Igloology is nothing more than taxi-driver Sammy Fitzgerald's scheme to make money by stowing the deceased in his friend Barney Lewis' basement Frigidaire. Hold on for the wild ride as an alliance of strangers combine to keep Tillie from entering Heaven...until she teaches her husband that it is natural and right to die with dignity.