Prohibition paved the way for corruption and deceit on a massive scale. It brought forth an era where criminals were reborn, the ambitious dared to aspire, and the mis fortunate clamor for a solution to their gut-wrenched existence. Here plays a single note of the song of the twenties which fast became a roar!
Now, with his mother Magdalena gravely ill and a past kept secret from him, Alphonse Sabatino had a void in his life. He never knew his father. His uncle, Charlie, worked long and hard to keep the past away from the entire family; never offering an insight to whom or where his father was. Now, with the sudden illness his mother is faced with, the void created by their family secret begins to surface.
While his family struggles, Alphonse’s fragile demeanor and incompetence has created tension between he and his older brother, Domenico, who lost faith in his younger brothers ability to aid in their mothers hopeful recovery.
Sadly, his lifelong friends were all similarly wounded in their own way. Benito, the ring leader, had an abusive drunk of a father. Gino, a loyal friend, was considered a failure by his; Fabrizio, the cursed, was faced with his mother’s obsession with the death of his father.
Their shared discord forces them to become bootleggers. Motivated by financial gain, they justify their actions for the need to overcome their personal tribulations; raising enough money to save Alphonse’s sick mother; to prove to Gino’s father that his son is not a failure; for Benito to right the wrong within his home; and for Fabrizio to just move on. Their hasty actions ultimately set them on a smash course with some of the most dangerous men of that era. When things go wrong their desperate actions will provoke the foundation for a colossal collision between their declared brotherhood principles and their selfishly unilateral ambitious inhibitions.