Linda (Andie MacDowell
) is tired of the failing grand plans and schemes of her boyfriend Gary (Andy Garcia
). Gary is a 'scalper'. Together with his friends and his 'Guardian Angel', Benny, he buys tickets to events and sells them off at highly increased prices. This doesn't really make him rich and suddenly becomes more difficult when competition arrives taking away his business. The Pope is coming for a visit. Gary wants to make a lot of money on this so he can finally get one of his (more decent) plans for Linda off the ground and really work on a lasting relationship with her.