Federal Hill is the story of young men coming of age in Providence, Rhode Island's rough Italian neighborhood, Federal Hill. Ralph (Nicholas Turturro) is an accomplished thief and best friends with Nicky (Anthony DeSando), a fellow petty criminal and childhood confidant. When Bobby (Jason Andrews) finds himself in debt to a counterfeiter, he asks Ralph to hatch a plan to bail him out. In the meantime, Nicky has fallen hard for Wendy (Libby Langdon), a girl from Brown University. While Nicky dreams of a life with Wendy far away from the rough streets of Federal Hill, Ralph begins to feel pangs of jealousy for his friend's affections. When Ralph's plan for Bobby causes him to tangle with the top local mobster, Ralph's frustrations and jealousy boil over into an explosive climax. Federal Hill is a powerful drama that asks whether friendship and loyalty are enough to conquer the traps people set for themselves.