This fanciful fantasy from Brazil follows two poor but resourceful young men, Jack the Cricket (Matheus Nachtergaele) and Chico (Selton Mello), on their adventures. Looking for work, Jack and Chico get a job at a bakery, where the mean-spirited owner feeds them food so awful that when they give it to a dog, it kills the poor animal, leading the boys to fast-talk a priest into giving the dog a funeral mass. Later on down the road, shy Chico falls in love with beautiful Rosinha, whose father is the town's wealthiest citizen. While Chico is too timid to approach her, Jack is able to fool Rosinha's boyfriends into leaving town, leaving the field open for his friend. And finally, a gang of ruthless criminals invades the town and goes on a murder spree, with Jack gunned down alongside many of the town's most prominent citizens.
João Grilo, Eurico, Dora, the priest, the bishop, and Severino are in heaven. Our Lady will intercede for them before God and the Devil at the final judgment.
João Grilo gets into trouble when selling to his bosses a cat that makes money. Rosinha, daughter of authoritarian Major Antônio Morais, arrives in Taperoá and enchants Chicó.
Chicó and João Grilo go to work at Eurico's bakery. Chicó gets involved with the boss's wife and João has the mission of convincing the priest to hold his dog's funeral.
Chicó duels the two bravest men in town for Rosinha and makes a promise. But he does not imagine that when he emerged victorious from the clash, his problems would be just beginning.