Rita AtlantaDavid BlackhurstDavid BrunoIrene DeBariSusan EvansTony GiarratanoNick LinkovRichard MichaelsRileyKip RivasGretchen RudolphPeggy SteffansRon Vial
Joseph W. Sarno
Racketeers Robbie LaRose, Frank Valle and Vince DeMotte run a numbers game in a nightclub that contains private rooms. In one of them, Robbie is carrying on his affair with Joan, Frank's wife, when a disagreement leads her to knife him. Overhearing a phone call Joan makes while disposing of the corpse, Pam, a young woman who works at the club, assumes that Joan is turning to her husband Frank for help. Downstairs, Robbie's cousin Iggy DiAnthony waits for him with a friend, Paul Musa, whom he hopes Robbie will hire. When Robbie doesn't appear, Paul asks his sister Rose, who lives in the same building as Frank and Joan Valle, to plead with Frank to hire her brother; and after a heated sexual encounter, she succeeds in getting Paul the job. Frank and Vince temporarily re-divide the business between them until Robbie shows up, but Iggy lets it be known that Robbie must appear or suffer the consequences. Another Musa, Paul's cousin Annette, also comes to town looking for work and she is soon attacked by the drunken Iggy and then rescued by Frank. The two spend a long night together and fall in love. Pam, the woman who overheard Joan's preparations to dispose of Robbie's body, makes an anonymous phone call to Frank. He becomes suspicious of Joan, who in turn flees to her accomplice, the third partner, Vince DeMotte. Vince is disturbed by her panic and knifes her, and then utilizes Pam's erroneous belief that Frank is the conspirator by sending her to Iggy, who has sworn revenge on Robbie's murderer. Iggy then gets a second visit, this one from Rose, who is jealous of Annette, having listened to her innocent confession of love for Frank, the man whom Rose once loved. Iggy makes violent love to Rose and learns that Annette is planning to return for her belongings before running away with Frank. He trails the young woman to Frank and shoots him in the shoulder. He is then about to execute Annette when Rose kills Iggy.