The intense atmosphere generated by members of an orchestra in the last five minutes before going on stage. The film makes an analogy between the mechanics of the human body and that of the musical instruments, the instruments seem equally alive as their players - only the performance they are about to share matters.
Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison.
A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.