Set amid the social turmoil of the late sixties, Right to Kill is a Brooklyn tale about street-smart characters, loyalty, romance, gritty combat, murder, and a touch of humor—all contributing to an epic moral dilemma.
A law student from a blue-collar neighborhood, Sean Cercone, puts his life on hold to join the Marine Corps. He makes his way from Gravesend, Brooklyn, through Marine officer training, and onto the blood-soaked fields of Quang Tri. The crucible of vicious combat in Vietnam and a senseless killing back home crush his moral compass.
Sean makes a clandestine trip out of the war zone back to his neighborhood to carry out a vengeful mission and subsequently returns undetected to Vietnam. Coming home a second time, damaged in body and mind, his family, boyhood friends, a war widow, and a Holocaust survivor all try to help him attain peace and move on with his life.