A young man, Anthony Greco, he struggles with self-acceptance. It's summertime at the Jersey shore, the year 1984. The recent passage of legal casino gambling has brought prosperity back to Atlantic City, and the mob guys want their share. It's a time of war at the Jersey shore, a Mafia war. Factions of the Bruno Family vie for control of the beachside resort, their disputes settled with violence. It's the summer Anthony is pulled into their fight. It's the summer Anthony made a friend. It's the summer he fell in love.