Merle McNally loves his pet fishes, and for most of his twenty-four-hours-a-day, this simple fact provides a serene sustenance. But when waves of rhetoric and some half-a-world-away ugliness seeps through his subconscious, the comfort of his structured routine is threatened, and the very foundation of his everyday life lies in the balance.
This doc traces the founding and current tenuous status of the most popular form of active shoreline recreation in the world. Shot with the cooperation of the game's co-founder and his family, the film examines the destructive effects of greed and indifference upon passion, nostalgia, and the innocence of childhood. Skippers don't bleed.
Archie McNally is known as the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers fan ever because of his daring exploits during the 1979 AFC Championship game when – using a suit of his own construction – he attempted to fly to heaven to visit his dead father.