In 1969 a young Robert de Niro starred in a drama called Sam's Song. It made little profit but it got him noticed. Ten years later, a filmmaker wanted to get de Niro onto his project but didn't have the resources to do it. So he took to stealing much of Sam's Song and incorporating it into his own film. The result was The Swap in which a man named Vinnie gets out of jail after serving 10 years and tries to find out who killed his younger brother.