A delightful romantic comedy, which tells the story of a trio of hopefuls chasing their dreams in New York. Lucy (Rosanna Arquette) is a waitress in a classy restaurant who longs to become an escapologist. Her friend Vivien is an eccentric underwear designer and Monte (David Bowie) is an English barman desperate to marry anyone in an attempt to gain a green card. Although Lucy refuses to marry Monte, the trio become increasingly drawn together, particularly as Vivien begins to pay Monte a large amount of attention. Lucy hits upon an idea - to rob the place where she works in order to pay for Houdini's wedding ring! The trio unite for the crime which culminates in Lucy having to escape from chains while being handcuffed, upside down and under water!