Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
While he takes care of his legless, alcoholic father, Van spends a lot of time haring around with his wild friends Flip and Jason, stealing from the summer homes of the well-to-do people in his old neighborhood. They stash their loot in the basement of Van's former home (he and his father currently live in a run-down shack not far away). When a new family moves into the house, their chances of recovering the loot don't look good, until they are befriended by Doug, the son of the new owner, who has a few secrets of his own and doesn't mind helping them out. When tragedy strikes, some of these basically decent kids wise up.
alcoholism, bad-guy-turns-good, burglary, coming-of-age, criminal, delinquency, enemy, father, friendship, handicap, juvenile, loot, robbery