Fresh out of film school, this is Guy's welcome to the real world of Hollywood, courtesy of his new boss, notorious studio vice president Buddy Ackerman. And this is just the beginning. From the hurling of insults ("My bath mat means more to me that you do") to the hurling of paper weights, Guy suffers constant humiliation, but begins to learn the ropes ("If they can't start a meeting without you, that's the only kind of meeting worth going to"). Just when things are starting to look up, and he feels he has finally earned some respect, he is delivered a shattering blow. Now it's payback time.