Ash Wednesday, 1980. Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Exactly three years ago, while tending bar, Sean Sullivan (Elijah Wood) overhears some mobsters who speak of a plan to murder his older brother, Francis (Edward Burns). Sean pulls a gun and shot at them. Soon thereafter, he goes missing, and only his arm is found. Three years later, Francis, who has given up his crime-ridden lifestyle and is now looking after Sean’s widow (Rosario Dawson) and child, receives word that Sean may not be dead after all.