Halle Berry stars as Josie Potenza, the unhappy wife of philandering executive Tony Potenza (Christopher McDonald). Josie is unfaithful too, but she wants to repair her marriage and proposes they go on vacation. Tony agrees, but after they arrive, he's called back to work. Angry and alone, Josie goes to a bar and meets Cole Wilson (Peter Greene), a psychotic ex-con. After hearing Josie's tale of marital woe, Cole proposes that he kill Tony. Josie refuses, but soon after Tony is murdered, leaving Josie the possible inheritor of millions.