It's September 1976 on the south shore of Long Island. Ads on the TV in the local bar announce "a change coming over America" with the upcoming Ford-Carter presidential election, but local clam diggers are more worried about losing their already-fragile trade to an encroaching corporation. Like his father and grandfather before him, Hunt is a digger, but one with a restless, imaginative side exemplified by the black-and-white Polaroids he takes. Hunt's lifelong buddies and fellow diggers include Frankie Lozo, a brash father struggling to support five kids and his longsuffering but spunky wife, Julie; laid-back local ladies' man Jack; and philosophy-spouting pot dealer Cons. A sudden death propels the four best friends to look at their lives, as it does for Hunt's recently-divorced (and "Hite Report"-reading) older sister, Gina, who works as a waitress at the local diner. Meanwhile, Hunt falls for a hip young woman visiting from Manhattan, Zoe, who wonders why his artistic impulses don't propel him out of a dead-end town.
Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Josh Hamilton, Ron Eldard, Maura Tierney, Lauren Ambrose, Sarah Paulson, Andrew Cherry, Beeson Carroll, Jack O'Connell, Shannon Barry, Alex Pickett, Jonny Pickett, Caroline Wallis, Alison Folland, Mather Zickel, Michael Potts, Tom Wiggin, Dale Soules, Matthew Glave, Cindy Smith, Scott Sowers, Chazz Menendez, Marc Spencer, Margie Sutcuoglu