Harris portrays a likable Irish inventor whose bad business sense keeps him and his children in dire financial straits. He gets entangled in a fight with city hall after the rundown building he lives in is slated for demolition. He also discovers an unlawful redevelopment project that
will stuff the pockets of the governor, McGuire. Facing eviction, Harris abducts a sheriff and holds him prisoner in the apartment until the crooked McGuire can be exposed. The film pokes fun at the media and the power they hold over public opinion. Black plays an opportunist TV anchorwoman who
smells a good story and a possible Pulitzer Prize. The film was coscripted by Carson (Black...