Shot on location in Cleveland| Dublin and County Clare| Ireland| "The Yank" is a farcical satire on Irish America and it's "paddywhackery." It's the story of Tom Murphy| a middle-aged Cleveland bachelor whose view of Ireland comes from The Quiet Man| starring John Wayne. He also tends to let the expectations of his family get in the way of finding true love. So when his best friend| Marty| decides to get married in Ireland| Tom's family and friends send him off on a side splitting epic adventure. Tom does not know it yet| but he's about to come face to face with the real Ireland.