JEROME LARKEN is a 32 year old former college basketball standout who is now a struggling high school teacher. Jerome ends up completely broke after following the financial advice of his buddy THEO, a lovable hustler who will do anything for money. Now with no money and no income for the summer, Theo convinces Jerome to act like a bum to hustle people for money to pay his bills. After initial success, things quickly take a turn for the worst when DR. MAXIMUS THORN, 30's man-child, school principle discovers and exposes Jerome's secret. Now that Jerome has hit rock bottom, his act has become his reality. After a few weeks of being homeless for real, Jerome gets a breakthrough when Theo financial advice finally pays off.
When a struggling school teacher falls victim to a get rich quick scheme, he poses as a crazy bum for the summer to keep it from becoming a reality in the fall.