Claudia Draper (Barbra Streisand) is a high-priced prostitute. She has been arrested for killing one of her johns (Leslie Nielsen), and her erratic behavior and frequent outbursts would lead one to believe she is crazy. Her mother (Maureen Stapleton) and stepfather (Karl Malden) have
conspired with their attorney (William Prince) to have Claudia committed to a mental institution rather than have her go on trial for manslaughter. Claudia knows that if she is committed, she may never get out of her hospital gown. She wants a sanity hearing and wishes to stand trial, believing
she can prove the killing was in self-defense. After Claudia physically attacks her parents'...