Seventeen year old, Tony Giamatti, nephew of a New York crime boss, finds out his High School sweetheart, has dissapeared. His quest takes him across the country, learning about the hippie culture as he goes, little knowing that a fanatical hit man from a rival mob family, has left a series of dead bodies behind linked to him. Having been trained since a young boy to fight and use weapons, he journeys across America. Through meetings with people on the road, and a series of psychedelic experiences, he awakens to new ways of seeing life, while unknowingly; he is being hunted by, two mob families, the FBI, the local police and an insane Serial killer. Everything leads to the Heart of San Francisco, where he must face his greatest adversary and the Summer of Love, becomes a Summer of Death.