Sully (Ethan Hawke), a septic tank cleaner, will go to any lengths to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel), a humble deli man, wants to escape the mobsters that have overrun his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of rising to greatness and crushing the competition. All three men live in Staten Island, under the shadow of Manhattan. Once their lives intersect, nothing will ever be the same.