Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Based on a best-selling novel by Elmore Leonard, this crime drama centers upon a Florida bookie's attempts to leave behind his sordid life and to build a clean new life for himself and his ex-stripper girlfriend. He has a nice little nest egg to help him do it and plans to live on the Italian Riviera. Trouble is, the bookie got the money by quietly embezzling from a prominent and potentially dangerous mob boss. The boss's number one assistant discovers the bookie's crime and so begins planning to have him killed. Matters only get worse after the U.S. government tries to convince the bookie to provide important evidence against his former employer. To protect him, the G-men assign a U.S. Marshal. This only further complicates matters.
bookie, embezzlement, girlfriend, mob-boss, stripper