Earl Hollsopple lived on the edge of civilization in a deserted shack for nearly 40 years. His life was one beautiful night of stargazing after another, until a helicopter flies overhead, and exposes his meager world. It is a sign; it is time for him to return to civilization.
In a time where everything has a price - families corporate sponsored and dreams bought and sold like currency, Wisconsin business school graduate Jake Kramer finds himself without a dream and little hope. To regain inspiration he sets off to vacation in Spade's Manhattan - the brain child of financial tycoon Jonathon Spade, who years ago evicted all Manhattan residents to the outer boroughs and forced them to work as actors in his new Manhattan theme park.