Ex-conman, Harry Talbot (Michael Madsen) finds himself with $5000 and a classic convertible Lincoln continental after a rather rewarding poker game. He heads for Nevada and on the way picks up Kit (Patricia Arquette) a beautiful young woman on the run from family troubles. Things are beginning to look up for Harry, but he soon realises that he's been duped. In the trunk of the Lincoln rests a corpse and Kit turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia kingpin. What follows for Harry is a high speed struggle for survival, with mayhem coming from both directions!