"Free Jimmy" follows the story of four low life anti-heroes Roy Arnie , Odd, Gaz and Flea who are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski in a touring Russion circus in terminal decline. The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept "happy" on a cocktail of drugs.
But, Roy Arnie has a dream that one day he will run his own circus and he tells the boys that the key to his dream is Jimmy. On the opening night a bungled attempt to give Jimmy his "fix" causes widespread panic. Jimmy escapes and so begins a madcap, cross-country road trip to find Jimmy before he goes cold turkey.