After twenty years of broken bottles and empty hallways, Mort Gleason witnesses his nephew Moo being beaten while in a drunken stupor. This brings him back to what are left of his senses and he returns to the last home he remembers in Chicago.<BR>His sister Eileen lives in their family home now with her sixteen year old son, Abe, who dreams of a sailboat and distant horizons. However, she is unaware that her youngest son is planning his escape. Comfortable enough with Mort's presence, she spends a night away from home. This allows Abe to seize an opportunity to purchase a beaten-up wooden sailboat..."