Vinnie's been hiding out, leading a low-profile life in Cucamonga, California, after being involved in a very shady deal with his old friend, Carter. About to be caught in a race-track scam, the two set up and blackmail the local commissioner, Simms, into silence. To add comic insult to injury, Carter then runs off with Vinnie's wife, Rosie (also involved in the setup) and his Buick. Now Vinnie wants to come to terms with his past and move forward. Simpatico is the New York revival of Sam Shepard's cross between a modern film noir, Ibsenesque thriller and revenge drama.