Times are hard for plumber Sid South. Up to his neck in bills, facing eviction from his home and in debt to a violent bookie, he desperately needs to raise some funds or else Sid will be a broken man - literally, as there are two thugs ready to break every bone in his body unless he hands over the cash he owes their boss. It doesn't help that Sid never seems to get paid for any of the work he does, as his occupation lands him in a variety of risqué situations which always end in disaster. Drastic times call for drastic measures, and the browbeaten plumber seeks employment from Dodger, a shady wheeler-dealer who can put some dubious work Sid's way. But, as always, things never seem to go exactly to plan and the beguiled plumber finds himself in further strife.