A young police entertainment fan named Devon Butler (Norman D. Golden II) witnesses a murder. In return for his testimonial, he wants to become a police officer himself. He's put in the care of disgruntled cop Nick McKenna (Burt Reynolds), and what starts out as annoyance with each other (Butler finds police work more boring than he saw on TV, while McKenna just doesn't like kids), becomes a friendship that helps to take down Vinnie Fountain (Ray Sharkey), the man behind the murder that set the whole caper into effect.