Paul Vitti, New York's most notorious gang figure, shuffles semi-catatonic around his prison cell, occasionally breaking into show tunes. Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown, or is his behavior a ploy for an early release? The FBI isn't sure and neither is his former therapist, Ben Sobel. Vitti is released to Sobel's custody, becoming his patient again and his house guest--bringing his demons and would-be hit men. To get his life back, Sobel must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche.