After a madman shoots him in the lung and brings his saxophone career to a premature halt, sullen jazz legend Izzy Mauer (Harvey Keitel) luxuriates in self-pity. Why? Because he can. One night, a whining Izzy stumbles upon a dead man and steals his briefcase. Inside, he finds a magical stone that not only levitates, it revives his will to live, too. The corpse's belongings also yield the phone number of struggling actress named Celia Burns (Mia Sorvino). Soon, Izzy's sharing himself and his glow-in-the-dark stone with Celia. Coincidentally, Izzy's friends are casting a remake of G.W. Pabst's PANDORA'S BOX. Izzy coaxes them to give Celia the plum role. While Celia's o...