Hoping to secure a future for his children, an aging Alaskan crime boss looks to retire and divide his empire amongst his three heirs. But when his idealistic son refuses the inheritance, the old man disowns him. This turns out to be fatal mistake as he sees his cold-blooded daughters turn to use their new-found power and influence against him. Inspired by the classic Shakespeare play King Lear, Family Ties can be described as The Godfather meets Shakespearean tragedy. It is an epic tale of betrayal and loss.