Vinnie Pacelli, a sleazy New York City yellow cab driver, picks up Tanya, a beautiful high-class fashion model, and immediately starts hitting on her. She refuses his advances at first but when he visits her at work to ask her out, she plays along and agrees. Vinnie also picks up an old strange praying woman who leaves behind her lottery ticket which Vinnie takes and keeps for himself. Tanya writes her address down on it for him. Meanwhile, Vinnie's caring, meekish, live-in girlfriend Sandy, a hairdressing assistant who works in an all-female hair salon, is convinced by her co-workers and her lady-boss to finally leave womanizing Vinnie. That night at Tanya's luxurious pad, Vinnie fails to perform sexually, so Tanya starts making fun of his masculinity. Humiliated, Vinnie becomes consumed by murderous rage and strangles Tanya. He goes home to his girlfriend and convinces her that three men attacked him that night, so that's why he's late and bloody. In the morning he learns that the ...