Joey Gazelle (PAUL WALKER) is a low-level member of a New Jersey based, Italian mob syndicate who works alongside Sal "Gummy Bear" Franzone (MICHAEL CUDLITZ) for Tommy "Tombs" Perello (JOHNNY MESSNER). When a drug deal goes bad and a bunch of corrupt cops are killed, Tommy tells Joey to get rid of the guns that were involved.
But rather than ditch them, Joey hides them in a secret wall panel in the basement of the home he shares with wife Teresa (VERA FARMIGA) and son Nicky (ALEX NEUBERGER). Unbeknownst to him, Nicky and his 10-year-old next door neighbor Oleg Yugorsky (CAMERON BRIGHT) know about the stash.
Thus, one night while having dinner, Joey and his family hear gunshots ring out from Oleg having shot his abusive stepfather, Anzor (KAREL RODEN), a John Wayne loving criminal who generates crystal meth when not beating Oleg's mother, former hooker Mila (IVANA MILICEVIC).
Oleg immediately goes on the run, prompting Joey to rush in, find any slugs and try to retrieve the gun before the cops link it back to the earlier shootings, thus implicating him in the crimes. As Oleg encounters a number underworld characters that night -- including hooker Divina (IDALIS DeLEON) and her abusive pimp Lester (DAVID WARSHOFSKY), as well as the creepy pedophilic couple Dez (BRUCE ALTMAN) and Adele (ELIZABETH MITCHELL) -- Joey tries to stay one step ahead of members of both the Yugorsky and Perello crime families as well as a corrupt cop, Detective Rydell (CHAZZ PALMITERI), all of whom want the boy and missing gun.