Moore wanders into a gas station somewhere in rural California, gets into a fight with a pair of goons, is arrested, and is offered a proposition: pick peppers for $25 a day or rot in jail. He picks picking peppers. Soon he is confronted by the crooked local union boss, who demands a
$500 initial fee and $25 a week to let Ryan work. A shortage of drivers removes Ryan from the fields and puts him behind the wheel, where he meets Fluegel, the mistress of big boss Vernon. She invites Ryan up to her cabin and, after some hot-tub romping, outlines Vernon's operation, including his
crooked union racket, and offers Ryan a chance to help her rob Vernon blind. Surprisingly ...