A man who mistakenly believes he has a brain tumor heads off on a road trip after learning that his wife is having an affair. Along the way, he unexpectedly wins big at the horse races. A stripper named Hush steals his money to pay off a thug. When Joe finds out and confronts the gangsters, they mistake him for their mysterious boss and return the money. But once the truth comes out, Joe's life is in danger. Ultimately, he falls for the stripper who has a couple of kids and develops the courage to try and save her from the trouble she is in with the mob.