Small-town crook Frank (Jason Lee) ropes in his alcoholic, gravedigger friend Eddie (Crispin Glover) to help him bootleg cigarettes for a powerful mobster. Sadly their truck catches fire and the entire load goes up in smoke. In fear for his life, Frank becomes desperate to raise the mobs cash. He notices a newspaper article on Crystal Harkness (Melissa Keller), the former stripper and wife of a tycoon (now deceased), who was buried with a valuable necklace. Frank hatches the wildest hare brain plan and forces Eddie to exhume her body. The two bumbling crooks can't find the precious jewel so Frank decides to bring Crystal's corpse to their hideout and demand a ransom from her rich ex-husband. While Frank is getting deeper into trouble, Eddie is somehow falling in love with Crystal!!