Locally born movie star Linda Lord is back in Miami to do a publicity event. Along with her is her hard-as-nails adoptive mother Sybil who keeps a tight rein on her. A shady lawyer has lined up an elaborate scam to use her real mother to cash in on Linda's fortune, complete with faked documents and murder.
A big name, brassy lady comic comes to Miami, and among her entourage is Julie, a friend of Dave's. The comic is generally petty and tyrannical, but Julie stays with her because she and the star's weak willed husband. After she gets wise, Julie's life is in danger.