When Nadine (Kim Basinger) accidentally comes into possession of a property map worth millions, Vernon (Jeff Bridges), her financially-strapped husband, comes up with a plan to make a killing. Unfortunately, so does Buford Pope (Rip Torn), an unscrupulous businessman who'll stop at nothing to get the map. As Vernon's plan gets Nadine mixed up in police ambushes, roof-to-roof chases, salvage yard shootouts and cold-blooded murder, it's only a matter of time before Buford has them in front of a firing squad with no chance of escape. But Nadine needn't worry. Vernon's got a plan.