Played out against one of the legendary moments in Canadian sports history, the 1972 Canada - Soviet Union hockey series, the film introduces a group of young, free-spirited underachievers who enjoy a good bet every now and then. For them, luck is an occasional gift, not an entitlement. In contrast, there is Shane Bradley, a smart, good-looking 28-year-old. Obsessed with his own luck and destiny, Shane wonders if he is lucky enough to win Margaret, the girl of his dreams. When their relationship begins to falter, Shane obsesses about the possibility that he might be "unlucky". Turning to his buddies to take his mind off his romantic woes, Shane tries to turn his fate around by challenging it directly.