The story of two hopelessly dim drifters with lifelong histories of trouble who usually end up in the slammer. Both facing a 10-year sentence, they manage to escape from a prison van and split up with plans to rendezvous down the road. Billy hitches a ride and witnesses actually is partly responsible for an accident in which the only survivor is a months-old baby. Clueless about caring for an infant, he elicits aid at a broken-down trailer park, where the inhabitants a casino croupier who recently gave up her own baby for adoption, a leggy chorine and her aged Native American boyfriend, and a vulnerable young waitress take him and the baby in. But when Buford finally arrives on the scene and learns the baby may attract ransom, craziness ensues. If you were impressed watching Oldman play a congressman, wait until you see him do comedy and line dance!