As bleak as the Tom Waits song on the soundtrack. Tommy (Montemarno) is an aging small-time crook fresh out of a seven year prison stint. He meets up with old partner Mic (Agiro) and is dismayed to find out that Mic has gone legit and wants them to move from L.A. to Vegas to work in a casino. Mic takes his pal back to the sleazy Golden Eagle hotel where he's been living. Unfortunately, their plans are soon derailed by a dead hooker (Lyonne) who works for vicious pimp Rodan (Jones). Paralelling the Tommy/Mic friendship is that of veteran whore Sally (Magnuson) to whom Rodan gives runaway teenager Lori Ann (Jacobs) for training.