In this lame-brained but painless caper comedy, various factions battle over the Byzantine Fire, a priceless ruby. The jewel is in the possession of the Republic of Turkey until Armenian terrorists grab it. A few plot contrivances later, the gem has fallen into the hands of a gang of
inept thieves, led by Gus Cardinale (Christopher Lambert). The Turkish government, members of the Armenian Liberation Army, the CIA, and agents of other nations all want the gem, which puts Gus in a sticky situation. When Gus and his father-in-law, Bruno Daley (Christopher Lloyd), pay a visit to
their fence, Ralph (Michael J. Pollard), they are amazed when police burst in and confiscat...