And yes, he's the hero of this offbeat crime thriller set in New York City's heavily Russian Brooklyn neighborhood, Brighton Beach. New York State tax investigator Al Benjamin (Joe Pantoliano) is investigating a tax scam involving a chain of Brooklyn gas
stations. But Benjamin suspects there's more to the matter than meets the eye; he believes the fraud goes way beyond some sales tax skimming to the violent Russian Mafia. Although the police are generally hostile, he finds an ally in Latin American cop Joseph Romero (Wade Dominguez), a mild-mannered departmental outcast who happens to be fluent in Russian. Together they establish a relationship with informer Andre R...