After two decades in prison, old mobster, NICO "CHICKIE" CICCOLINI, is finally a free man. But not for long. His old Mafia pal, BOBBY "RAGS" RAGANO, picks Chickie up at prison. Not in a black Caddy, but in a Prius.
Rags takes Chickie to see his daughter, GABRIELLA, who breaks the bad news. Gabriella is putting Chickie into a nursing home, which, in Chickie's mind, is worse than getting tossed back into the can. The nursing home, called "The Villas," is a pretty nice place, but that doesn't matter to Chickie. He decides to bust out and nearly escapes when he bumps into an old "business associate" – JOEY "BOOTS" MAZZONE, a Villas resident.
Boots tells Chickie how the Villas needs to "get organized" – how, at the Villas, he could “get respect” like the old days, make money and score with the ladies. Intrigued, Chickie changes his mind and moves into his Villas pad, which he spruces up with one-armed bandits and pictures of the Blessed Mother.
Chickie and Boots quickly hook up with TOMMY "MUSSELS" MARINARA, another old mobster who cruises around The Villas in a Rascal. Chickie encounters friction from Villas Director, BONNIE BURNS, the perky enforcer of all nursing-home rules. Chickie keeps dodging Bonnie while turning the Villas into a geriatric version of the old neighborhood.
All along, something has been eating at Chickie. His son, MICHAEL, wants nothing to do with him. Michael is a legitimate guy who runs what appears to be a legitimate bagel shop in Manhattan. Chickie heads to the bagel shop to confront Michael when bullet fire tears up the shop. Chickie gets shot – in the ass – and has to spend a night in the hospital. It’s there when he learns the bagel shop is a front business for a young, ruthless Mafioso named DANTE MANGIANI.
Meanwhile, back at the Villas, Chickie has officially become the Godfather. Money rolls in with the Viagra sales; Wii bowling matches get fixed; Villas security guards get paid off with scratch-off lottery tickets; Chickie and Boots get hired to whack a raccoon; and even Bonnie calls on Chickie for some muscle, to intimidate the punk who's been bullying her son.
Then, one day, Dante's goons show up at the Villas, demanding a piece of Chickie’s nursing-home action. Chickie tells them to go screw themselves, and that’s when Dante believes Michael is funneling his money into Chickie's nursing-home rackets.
A big battle erupts at the Villas during the shuffleboard tournament no less. Included in the battle are Dante’s goons, the FBI, a helicopter, and Chickie and his "old fellas." Chickie, with the help of the Feds and Bonnie, saves Michael from Dante. And, as Dante gets hauled away by law enforcement, Chickie and Michael embrace for the first time in many years. Now, it’s time to celebrate with "the old fellas" at a local restaurant. And what restaurant would that be? The Olive Garden… of course.