This sweetly humoured and wonderfully warm-hearted Australian drama tells the story of enterprising Jack Flange, who moves Sydney to an isolated, close-knit community of oyster farmers. In desperate need of money to pay for his sisters's hospital bills, Jack robs a local fish market (armed with a frozen lobster and an edible balaclave) and mails the cash to himself. When the package goes missing en route, he fears the police may be on to him or that someone in the community has intercepted the loot. So when local beauty Pearl starts parading round in every expensive shoes, Jack starts to get suspicious. Whilst tying not to fall in love, Jack tries various ploys to flush out the culprit, including kidnapping Pearl's beloved dog.