"You're pretty optimistic for a guy who's been shot in the back."
New York City, 1975.
The heroin epidemic is in full swing. An art-dealing dope pusher and his deadly drug mule, two Vietnam veterans turned hit-men, an optimistic undercover cop and a renegade reporter with a nasty drinking problem all collide in the naked city. But who will come out on top after everyone's hit rock bottom?