Frank loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, NY. However, Frank has a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. He starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponser, and a job in a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel. But when an upstart Irish gang threatens the family business back in Buffalo, Frank is forced to return home, and with unlikely assistance from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.
started watching this film with no idea of what to think or expect.film was okay ben kingsley was good in it as usuall but pretty pointless story and a bit unbelievable.not much to say really.okay if ure an alcholic and can relate to it but apart from that dont know who this film would appeal to.
Surely only Kingsley could have made an alcoholic murderer both empathisable and extremely funny. At no point is it overstated and the humour runs deep. The romance is fortunately fairly incidental and adds to the plot rather than slavishly following the hollywood checklist.