Off-beat thriller from director Wayne Wang. Following a mail mix-up,C.C. Drood (Tom Hulce),an easy-going cartoonist,is kidnapped by thugs. Throwing himself from the car,he reports the kidnapping to the police. He meets Detective Smiley who,at the end of the interview,produces photographs of a woman called Yolanda (Virginia Madsen) murdered that morning. Drood's life is turned upside down when the corrupt cop tries to frame him for the murder of Yolanda.