Deceipt and treachery abound inside the walls of the magnificent Heiss family mansion. Evelyn Heiss (Lesley Ann Warren), a recently widowed gold-digging, trophy wife has fallen for her smooth-talking younger, new age masseur, Poe Finklestein (Mario Van Peebles). Poe is a striking hunk, who massages his way, first, into Evelyn's affections and, soon after, her bed. The rest of her family are a source of constant irritation as they await with increasing anticipation the reading of the will. The eccentric Heiss family are heirs to a European dynasty, with its fabulous wealth and jewels worth millions. What they hadn't counted on is the underbelly of Hollywood who have their own plans for the Heiss family fortune.