A down-on-her-luck movie actress runs into her detestable former co-star--dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard--in Las Vegas and gets caught up in a ridiculous incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Can two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright...and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises?
When his client skips town without paying, mobster and loan shark Chili Palmer follows him to Hollywood where he learns that his experience as a crook will more than help him make it in the corrupt movie business.
Hollywood executives have thought of a stock scam that will make them millions. To help their plan along, they produce a big budget movie that is sure to fail at the box office. So what happens when sure-miss becomes a box office smash?