Set in a dilapidated row home in North Philadelphia during the 1980s, two brothers with no family, direction, or support lead a life where every day is a struggle to survive. Phillip is sensitive and reclusive, scared to venture far from his North Philadelphia home, and paralyzed by fear of further abandonment. Older brother Treat, violent in nature and a thief by trade, works the streets, trying to keep food on the table for the two of them. Worlds collide when Treat kidnaps a mysterious, wealthy businessman who soon turns the table on the two brothers. In a strange, hilarious, and moving way, he becomes their long-lost father figure.