A small-time hood tries to keep the peace between his friend Johnny and Johnny's creditors.
A small-time hood kids gets in over his head when he gets a loan from a vicious man, and he must get help from his friend in order to save his own life. Martin Scorsese wrote and directed the film.
The film marks the first collaboration between Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese actually edited the film with the help of Sidney Levin.