Mr. King, the boss of the criminal underworld, dreams of going legit and attaining respectability. He kept his daughter Gráinne away from the street and groomed her for a career in show business. She was to be his ticket out of the ghetto until she went into meltdown and her career fell apart. Fionn runs Mr. King's drug smuggling operation. Fionn has a bodyguard Diarmuid, whom he saved from the street as a boy. Fionn takes care of everyone and everything. He is the people's true chief. Mr. King sees the threat, tries to have Fionn assassinated, but fails. To avoid a gang-war, Fionn agrees to marry the King's daughter. It looks as if peace will reign in the underworld, but Gráinne has other plans.