It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is regent-nonetheless in Waihau Bay, Latest Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-out of date who lives on a smallholding with his gran, a goat, and his younger confrere, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Right after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the obscene. Having imagined a plucky variation of his creator during his absence, Youth comes exterior to face with the real view-an clumsy terrorist who has returned to arouse a grip of legal tender he buried years on the eve of. This is where the goat enters.