Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of cousins and his Nan. Boy's other hero, his father, Alamein, is the subject of Boy's fantasies and he imagines him as a deep sea diver, war hero and a close relation of Michael Jackson. In reality he's in the can for robbery. When Alamein returns home, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered.