Joe je kockar, ki pri igrah na srečo spretno goljufa. Skoval je načrt, kako oslepariti igralnice v Las Vegasu in si tako priigrati veliko denarja. Pri svojem početju je uspešen, a ga zaradi nemoralnosti peče vest. Prepričan je, da se je njegov sin rodil z Downovim sindromom kot kazen za njegovo goljufanje. Ko sin zapusti zavod, kjer je bil v oskrbi, se poskuša Joe z njim zbližati in hkrati uresničiti svoj načrt, da bi sinu omogočil udobno življenje.
Yonkers Joe hustles, setting up schemes to cheat at cards and dice. He has a girlfriend, Janice, but does he care about her or just need a partner in his cons? He's working out a scam of casinos, gathering intelligence in Atlantic City. The fly in the ointment is his son, Joe Jr., a mentally-challenged young man about to turn 21, aging out of a group home, belligerent as the move to an adult home and his father's lack of contact upset him. Joe Jr.'s counselor insists that Joe take his son for awhile to calm him down and prepare him for the transfer. Can a mentally-challenged, unloved kid make his way with grifters? Can a father discover new emotions? What about scamming the casinos?