This is the story of Danny Greene, an Irish-American, whose exploits would become legend in his home town of Collinwood, a poor section of Cleveland, Ohio. The film begins with Danny at 28. He works as a longshoreman and, although a high school dropout, he is well read, smart, and knows he's capable for better things. Within two years he becomes union president -- a union connected with organized crime. At first he works with them but by the 1970s wants his own business. He had become a Robinhood-like figure. By day he gave out turkeys to the poor. By night he worked for the mob. When a business deal went wrong they put a price on his head. But he seemed charmed -- attempt after attempt failed. Violence in the streets escalated. They dubbed it the 'Danny Greene War.' When they finally got him the police apprehended his murderer, a hit man with connections to mob families on both coasts. His trial would implicate mob figures in major cities across the nation shaking the mafia to its core.