Griffin Dunne plays Loudon Trott, an attorney engaged to the daughter of his boss. Madonna plays Nikki Finn, a recently paroled criminal who was framed by the mafia for the murder of her boyfriend. Trott agrees to escort Finn from the prison to the bus terminal as part of a social services program, but she has other plans - namely to prove her innocence, which takes him all across New York City. Various slapstick hijinks ensue along their adventure together. The film also features a cougar named Murray, a nod to Hawks' work.