Recently divorced Al McCord is dining at a restaurant when he meets the very attractive Ellie. When kind-natured Al learns that the girl needs a ride to go visit her mother, Julie, on the spur of the moment, the love-sick fellow gives his new acquaintance a ride into the Mojave Desert to her mother's house. Initially, Al ends up striking out with Julie, but then he finds himself falling hard for her. However, Al must contend with her psycho boyfriend--and with Ellie, who has by this time actually fallen in love with him. That is just the beginning of the insanity in this chaotic screwball comedy. Lots of craziness and strange occurrences go down--most of it involving Julie's ne'er-do-well boyfriend Boyd.