A 15 year old kid in the 1950's is really interested in becoming a gangster. There is a bar outside of where he lives and he watches the gangsters that live there play cards, dice, and do business. He starts to work at the bar getting to know the gangsters that run it better. He starts to sell cigaretts for them and then gets arrested by the cops. He wins the case and then as he grows older becomes a gangster himself, and as he gets more and more older more trouble and business comes along.