Linda Fiorentino stars as Bridget Gregory, the most memorably evil and sexy of all cinema femmes fatales; the woman who "makes Stanwyck in Double Indemnity look like Snow White!" (Leonard Maltin) Beautiful, intelligent and ambitious, Bridget Gregory persuades her doctor husband Clay (Bill Pullman) to enter a $700,000 cocaine deal so they can pay off a loan shark. She then takes off with the money and hides out in a small town where she becomes involved with young , dumb Swale (Peter Berg). Clay hires Harlan (Bill Nunn), a tenacious private investigator, to track down his wife and the money. As the pair close in, Bridget embroils Swale in an elaborate and deadly scheme to be rid of them once and for all.