Aaah, New York City in the 80s. Sleaze, crime, depravity...It was wonderful, wasn't it? A young man named Paul Hackett (Griffin Dunne) is about to be plunged into the maelstrom of the city in 1985. A computer processor with a dull life, Hackett visits a coffee shop one night and meets a young woman named Marcy Franklin (Rosanna Arquette). Paul gets Marcy's phone number and gives her a call. When he visits her in SoHo, things get out of hand. He loses most of his money along the way to see her, but that's the least of the problems he'll be experiencing during the night.