Henry, a divorced and retired gangster, has ran out of things to live for. After his only son's untimely death, he decides to hang himself in his living room. However, just before he can go through with it he hears a knock at the door. In walks his neighbor, with his pet goldfish, who presumptuously ask the old man if he can take care of 'Old Salty' while he's on vacation for the week. Before he can respond, the neighbor bolts, leaving Henry with a new roommates and some new responsibility. Henry's suicide attempt will have to wait a week...