One cute white stand-up comedienne from NYC, one shit-kicking black stunt man from Arkansas, mix in $550,000, a psycho-killer with a daddy fixation and a cross-country road trip, and you have "Plenty of Trouble." Oh, and a bazooka.
Synopsis:Our absolute, unstoppable, million-miles-an-hour, main character is Plenty Moore (her real name, honest). She’s a brash, outrageous ball-of-fire, who’s come to Hollywood to be a STAR--with capital letters. She loves Hollywood, dream capital of the world. See, Plenty’s a dreamer, big time. She’s also a runner away from her problems, even more big time. Crisis comes, Plenty’s out the door, even if it includes a 6-year-old-daughter she loves dearly but has left back in New York.
Still, she has a good heart, even if it is constantly in denial. Worse for her, though, she’s the type of woman who positively always fall in love with the wrong guy. Always. And that’s kind of the crux of her dilemma now. When an ex-sleazebag boyfriend has the bad manners to be tortured to death with a red-hot potato masher in her very bed, Plenty is suddenly out on the street, on the move, and clutching a bag full of bucks (550,000 to be exact). She grabs the first Grey Hound headed for New York, trying to yet again run away from her troubles. Too bad her troubles chase behind. With guns. Big guns.
Enter Deke Smith. He’s a down-to-earth, feet-on-the-ground, country-fed redneck (yes, they have black rednecks, honest) from Arkansas. He loves cowboy boots, cowboy hats, Hank Williams, shitkicking and beer guzzling. And he hates Hollywood; everything about Hollywood. He thinks it’s all phony. Sure, he just got thrown off a big-budget action film (see, Deke is a karate expert), but that was just to get a little money to send home to his family. Now he’s going back, and he hopes never to see any part of Tinsel Town for as long as he lives.
Of course, Plenty takes the seat right next to him on the bus. It’s instant dynamite: like cats & dogs, cops & robbers, nitro & glycerine, these two don’t hit it off that well. And when the bad guys chasing Plenty’s money machine gun the bus, killing everyone on it but our two heroes, things go from bad to worse. Like a twisted “Defiant Ones” these two are on the road, on the run and on each others’ nerves.
Arrested, thrown over the side of the Grand Canyon, riding the rails, or taking on a whole bar full of country boys, this very odd couple wind their way across America, ending up in a go-for-broke showdown, where Plenty finally stops running and faces her problems. Oh, and she learns how to fire a bazooka, too.