The only friend he has in the world is an old tramp who tries to impart to the young boy his words of wisdom through the proverbs he is constantly quoting.
That is, until the boy is sent to a remand home. Over a period of time, and in an attempt to defend him-self against the bullies in the school, he forms a bond with two brothers and another lad who, like him-self, have also had a very traumatic start in life. When they leave school they stay together. As and when the opportunities arise, they drift into and embark upon petty criminal activities. These are usually organised by their accepted leader, Geoffrey Larkin. Things are fine until, unknown to them; they steal something of great value from a courier working for an international crime syndicate.
Subsequently, they are forced to flee for their lives. Managing by luck and some good decisions, they keep ahead of a gang sent to hunt them down and whose instructions and sole intention is. MURDER!