A "putzelâ? is a "little putzâ? and for Walter Himmelstein (an endearing Jack Carpenter), being known by that nickname does not exactly bode well for an exciting life amongst the go-getters of New York City. But that is quite okay with young Walter â?? he is a homebody, perfectly content to remain within the familiar confines of his mundane life on Manhattan's Upper West Side, seeing in his Uncle Sid's (John Pankow) smoked-fish emporium a comfortable future among the salmon. Until, that is, his married uncle takes up with the vivacious Sally (Melanie Lynskey), throwing Walter's succession plans into disarray...
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