As boys, Dick, Joe, and Benny Mahoney wanted to be Heroes. But disaster struck and their family was never the same. Now grown up and recently paroled, Dick decides to reconnect once more with his brothers before leaving the country for good. Their parents long gone, Joe runs the family business, and takes care of the emotionally damaged Benny. They come together remembering the good times, but Dick sees his brothers drowning in their routine. Joe visits the same comic store every week, only to freeze up when the cute cashier flirts with him. Benny medicates, watching cartoons around the clock except to visit his psychiatrist where the other patients are his only friends. Knowing they want to make a difference in their community, Dick pushes his brothers to discover what it means to be the change you want to see in the world-- and become heroes.
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