It's 1971 and the Vietnam war rages. When Michael Dibiaso returns from Vietnam, the Army assigns him to a special unit that acts as honor guard and pallbearers for soldiers killed in Vietnam. These experiences turn Michael into a bitter opponent of the war, and after his discharge he continues attending the funerals of fallen soldiers. Michael’s family had been involved with the Chicago Mafia for years, and his older brother Sergio works with the Mafia in their Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sergio becomes embroiled in a fatal dispute with a member of the New York Mafia and Michael gets involved. The brothers decide to get revenge by stealing the year-end skim from the Desert Inn – seven million dollars.