Abby (Frances McDormand) is cheating on her saloon-keeper husband, Marty (Dan Hedaya). The object of
her affections is Ray (John Getz), one of Marty's bartenders. Marty hires Visser (M. Emmet Walsh), an
unscrupulous detective, to kill them but Visser has other, more lucrative plans of his own. So begins a calculating
round of double and triple crosses that build to a blood-curdling, surprise-filled climax.