Alan is Burt's best friend. Burt admires Alan, envies him, covets his wife, and can't figure him out. Alan, meanwhile, yearns for a long-lost girlfriend as he struggles to get rich, and barely notices Burt.All this is about to change, though. An adulterous affair will soon turn this fading ten-year friendship into a whirl of unexpected confessions, bitter resentments, reawakened closeness, and broken hearts.

Set in a circle of ordinary young New Yorkers (neither rich nor poor, neither professional nor bohemian), "Old Buddy, Old Pal" explores one imperfect friendship and sheds light on the rewards and difficulties of all friendships. It speaks to everyone who has ever had or lost a close friend.