Two friends growing up in a small New England mill town share a misspent youth full of mischief and mayhem. Events around the Vietnam War lead their lives in completely different directions. While they maintain their friendship, the direction of their lives could not possibly be any more different. One chooses a career in law, while the other leads a double life that includes killing for hire. In the end, they are reunited in an effort to bring sanity back to their lives.