|A New York Heartbeat: New York, nineteen fifty-seven. SPIDER, a 17-year-old gang leader looking to make a rep, gets in way over his head when he blunders into the gambling
nest of a notorious gangster. On the run, he's found and taken in by a sheltered young woman, TAMARA, who lives with her reclusive uncle, BIG DIDI, on the top floor of an
abandoned hotel. She manages to keep Spider a secret from the bedridden Didi, an exiled crime lord who was gunned down and presumed dead 30 years earlier by the
same gangster, CASKET MIKE, now pursuing Spider...