Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor?s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.
Sol Nazerman is a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop. Working with Sol in the pawn shop is an ambitious man named Ortiz, whose own views and aspirations differ greatly from those of his embittered boss.