|David Krumholtz||Joe Peltz|
|Clara Bellar||Annabelle Peltz|
|Paul Calderon||Carlos DeJesus|
|Larry Gilliard Jr.||Spike|
Barely employed Manhattanite Joe agrees to a green-card marriage to Frenchwoman Annabelle . The newlyweds struggle to find an apartment on his meager salary, and settle on a unit in a shabby tenement building on a block where Joe's deceased grandparents once lived. Trouble begins when the neighbors name Joe head of the tenants association -- and promptly recruit him to escort wild-eyed Nuyorican prizefighter Carlos DeJesus from the premises.