Joey the bartender/conman faces an easy choice and a tough task. After catching Joey trying to sell him a fake John Lennon autographed guitar, Vincent the Hammer, the local mob boss, offers Joey a deal. He can make Vincent’s daughter, Delilah, into a rock star or spend eternity in a rolled up rug.
To make sure I didn’t’ slack off, Vincent put me on the advance installment plan. Every advance in his daughter’s career bought me another installment of living . . . . It was a highly motivational arrangement and I was eager to succeed.
But, it’s no easy task. Delilah hates her father and doesn’t want to be a rock star. Still Joey persuades her to give it a try and everything appears to be going well until a gang of outlaw bikers crashes the rehearsal, a melee ensues, the bar almost burns down, and Joey runs for his life. He makes it as far as El Centro, where Vincent’s henchmen, Jimmy and James Roo, steroid-riddle fraternal twins in J.C. Penny suits and dark sunglasses, track him down and demand that he bring Delilah, who has run away to Las Vegas, home to L.A.
With the Roo brothers in tow, Joey heads to Sin City. Aided by Toughie Basoon, a former Roller Derby queen, and Dimples, a retired circus elephant, he dodges a band of heavily armed, pissed off dwarves who want him dead, and a love sick Vegas mob boss who wants Delilah for himself, and finally manages to get Delilah home to L.A. Back in the City of the Angels, with the help of former hooker named Rosie and just a little bit of blackmail, Joey manages to put together a final gig at the bar. But when the big night comes, the outlaw bikers, the pissed off dwarves and a crowd of senior citizens, led by Joey’s grandmother, Ethel, converge on the bar turning Delilah’s debut into a volatile and potentially deadly scene. In the midst of a near riot, Joey’s future is decided in an instant and when it’s all over, he’s has learned the value of honesty and true love.
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