"They were used to slow decay, not instant destruction."
In the summer of 1987, a mysterious fire burns down a family business in a small town. Two young brothers and their sarcastic cousin discover that $25,000 in cash was burnt in the fire, and they believe there could be more hidden around the sprawling property. During their search, they unearth nefarious secrets about their family. Meanwhile, their dad and uncle have a plan of their own, unbeknownst to the kids.
This dark comedy caper provides a unique perspective on the American Dream seen through the eyes of latchkey kids who only know the outside world from TV, movies, and books. They are confronted by the harsh reality of the 1980s, from the War on Drugs to the offshoring that gutted towns across America.
The kids discover what people will do for money, including themselves.