Max is a 14-year old petty thief in a small New Jersey town who fancies himself a guy with all the goods. When his rivalry with Willy, a thin-skinned fireman, flares up, Max seeks vengeance by stealing the heart of Willy's fiancé, Shelly. Willy's jealousy inflamed, he cuts the half-pint hero down to size. Max responds by resolving to end their rivalry once and for all. With gun in hand he arrives at Willy's house foe the final showdown. But is Max man enough for the job?