Joe Dolan (Biehn) is a Con Man working alongside his father Mike (Coburn). After accidentally killing Mike one day during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou (also played by Coburn) stole from him years earlier, but Joe discovers more than expected when he goes to California in search of his estranged uncle and discovers that Lou is also a con artist.
Nowadays the movie is best known for being the source of the "Nicolas Cage Screams 'Fuck'" video. Cage reprised his role for the 2017 film Arsenal (aka Sothern Fury), which featured Christopher Coppola in a cameo.
This film features examples of:
- Angrish: Eddie tends to be so angry and pissed off that he is unable to form a coherent sentence, although some of it might just be because it's hard to understand Nicolas Cage through a mouth full of scenery. At any rate, one of his lines amounts to "Ararararara asshole!"
- Atomic F-Bomb: Eddie's epic one.
- Cluster F-Bomb: Besides his famous Atomic F-Bomb, Eddie says the f-word constantly, a particular glorious one using three variations of the word "fuck" as three different parts of speech consecutively. ("Fucker fucker fucked!") Not to mention that he shouts this sentence at the top of his lungs, thereby making it an ATOMIC Cluster F-Bomb.
- Large Ham: Eddie. Nicolas Cage's entire performance in that film qualifies, including one of the most glorious Atomic F-Bombs in film and some of the most hilarious Angrish ever.