L.A businessman Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider) has a nice house, a nice car and a beautiful and politically-oriented wife named Barbara (Ann-Margret). Despite all that, though, he has a young mistress named Cini (Kelly Preston). A dalliance between Harry and Cini is caught on tape, and a pornographer named Alan Raimy (John Glover) wants 100,000 dollars in hush money. What ensues is a battle of wits that's loaded with violence and sex...Much like California itself is.