Shay Ryan is an alcoholic following an armed robbery in the bookies' where he worked. One day ex-girlfriend Madeleine tells him he has a son aged sixteen, Otto, who wants to see him, and he is ecstatic, though when Otto turns out to have Down's Syndrome, he initially rejects him. Having lost his lodgers and his job because of his drinking Shay sees Otto as a motivation for staying sober but it is very hard and he hits rock bottom, being rescued from living on the street by kindly neighbour Nick. Madeleine has given him six months to get off the drink. If he can succeed he can be reconciled with his son.
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