Nadine Hightower (Kim Basinger) dreams of better days but, for now, barely scrapes by at the Alamo Beauty Parlor. Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) owns a bar called the Bluebonnet Lounge - not exactly the garden spot of the Lone Star State. Cut from the same cloth, what these two have in common is a last name and a failed marriage. But a funny thing happens on the way to get divorced. It seems Nadine broke into someone's office to take something that belonged to her, but mistakenly walked out with something that belonged to someone else, and witnessed a murder in the process. Now she must turn to the one person who can help her out of this mess - her husband.