A gorgeous but gullible small-town girl grabs for dancing glory in the bright lights of glamorous Hollywood. Lured from her dead-end life by Buzz, a petty hood with a hot car, a gun, and a sister in the "business," pretty young Michele jumps at the chance to live out her dreams of stardom. As the pair ride to L.A., they're joined by a hitchhiking drifter who calls himself Critter. A tense love triangle develops that threatens to unleash the violent passions smoldering just beneath their hip, care-free facade. The seedy side of show biz draws the trio into a dangerous labyrinth of drugs, thugs and tripped-out junkies, where the only dreams that come true are nightmares.