In this gritty noir crime drama, young Samuel and his older brother Beckett hustle to keep their fractured family afloat despite their drunken, out-of-work father's raging gambling habit. Samuel makes a few dollars as a Shakespeare-spouting street performer, while Beckett skillfully picks the spectator's pockets. It's chump change, but keeps them going. When their father gets in over his head with a gambling debt, the brothers have to act fast. They get involved with a counterfeit ring, a dazzling dame, a ruthless loan shark, and a priceless, first edition comic book. Can they pull off the biggest scam of their lives without literally losing their head?