This movie follows the story of three friends in Korea, all three of whom drop out of school. The main character is Min, a tough guy whose widowed mother is a drunk. The story traces his journey from high school to the underworld as one of his friends introduces him to life in the mob. Complicating Min's life further is his romance with Romi, a girl from an upper-class family with dreams of going to a prestigious college.
Min is always getting into trouble with his best friend Tae-Su, they are often getting into gang fights. Tae-Su finds a job in the world of organized crime but Min declines saying his mother wishes he would get an education. After Min enrolled into a new school he befriended Hwan another trouble maker. One night at a local club Min gets auctioned off to a girl (Romy) to be slave for a night. He falls in love with Romy and continues to see her but she keeps the distance between them because she is concentrating on her education to get into college. As time goes by Tae-Su ends up in prison, Romy disappears, and Min and Hwan open a small restaurant. Tae-Su dreams of becoming a respected mob boss once he leaves prison, Romy is driven insane by an accident and gives up on her education, Hwan hopes to have a big restaurant someday and Min just keeps waiting for Romy to call him.