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  • Melba is a Californian trailer-park girl who is said to look for three kings by a phone psychic, and when she meets three guys - Trent, Brad and Joel traveling to Las Vegas, she decides they are those kings and joins them on a trip. In Vegas she meets her old high school pal Dottie.

  • Melba (Park Overall) lives in a trailer park in Victorville, California and is on a run of bad luck. Her husband Flint (Don Harvey) runs out on her when she catches him with a girlfriend. Her mother Sherri (Grace Zabriskie) connects her to a phone psychic, who tells her to watch for three kings who will change her life. In a bar, she runs into Trent (Jamie Kennedy), Brad (Freddie Prinze Jr.), and Joel (Steven Petrarca), who are on their way to Las Vegas, hoping to win enough money to pay their back rent. They nickname her Sparkler; she figures they're the kings and runs off with them. Meanwhile, Flint finds out Melba's won a million-dollar sweepstakes, but she must accept the prize in person within 72 hours or lose it. Melba finds her way to the Crack, a Vegas strip club, and runs into her high school pal Dottie Delgato (Veronica Cartwright) who lives with the club's lesbian owner, Ed (Sandy Martin). Flint, on the other hand, is desperately hunting Melba down with a plan to keep the sweepstakes money for himself.


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