Ash Wednesday, 1980. Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Exactly three years ago, while tending bar, Sean Sullivan (Elijah Wood) overhears some mobsters who speak of a plan to murder his older brother, Francis (Edward Burns). Sean pulls a gun and shot at them. Soon thereafter, he goes missing, and only his arm is found. Three years later, Francis, who has given up his crime-ridden lifestyle and is now looking after Sean's widow (Rosario Dawson) and child, receives word that Sean may not be dead after all. Burns (BROTHERS MCMULLEN, SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK) also wrote and directed this moody crime drama.