Having been given the heave-ho by his wife Shirley (Nancy Allen), lonely Charles Duprey (William Forsythe) takes off for a Reno vacation. A good samaritan, Charles gives a lift to Hunter (James Legros), a magpie motorist with car trouble. After Hunter starts mouthing off about killing people, Charles wisely ditches him at a rest stop. Forced backward by a landslide, Charles checks into a seedy motel, where he spends the night with the establishment's strung-out waitress cum hooker Zeena (Elizabeth Pena). And guess who joins them? Having hitched his way back into Charles's life, Hunter slices up Zeena and a motel clerk. Confronting Hunter later in a locked-up tavern, ...