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Jerry ‘Digger’ Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman’s Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional ‘odd job’, like stealing live checks or picking up hot goods. His brother’s a priest, his wife’s a nag, and he has a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling.
On a trip to Vegas, the Digger finds himself in the sights of a loan shark known as ‘The Greek’. Luckily – if you call it luck – the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, if only he can pull it off without getting himself killed.