The Boston Underworld is too small for all of them. And there's only one big prize left.
Under relentless pressure from the law enforcement agencies including the federals, the flimsy underworld is about to go under. All the smart operators have gone to jail, and all that's left behind are the eccentric and dysfunctional criminals deemed unworthy of being put behind bars. From Napolitano who runs the North End with the belief that every room is bugged, to Mr. Million, who is so insecure he needs constant reassurance, to a rampant outlaw gang that can't take directions from anyone, simply because they can't hear a single thing- their preferred method of communication is sign language. This leaves everyone asking, just what is going on? Out of this melting pot of nut jobs, whacks, and lunatics, bizarre ambitions arise and inevitably clash.
With less and less up for stake, there is a sense of urgency for everyone to grab what they can and make a run for it before their operations are shut down for good. As time runs out, attention turns to the big prize, the biggest horse race that everyone knows is fixed.
But just what is fixed and who is doing it? WIth everyone's attention zeroed into cashing out on the big race, it's the perfect time to lay down a big con, and that is just what happens, leaving open the question of who is behind it, and who gets to take off with the big payday at the surprise ending, that leaves you spinning with a nasty twist!