Two best friends live on the fringes of society in wealthy Santa Barbara, California. Richard Bone is a beach-boy and gigolo who has seen better days, and his friend Alex Cutter is an angy Vietnam veteran who was badly injured in the war. When Cutter witnesses one of the towns's most powerful citizens covering up a murder, he is stopped from telling the police by Bone, who says that no one would believe him. Seeing this as his opportunity to get back at the system he feels ruined his life by sending him into an unjust war, Cutter decides to blackmail the murderer. .
Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry, Stephen Elliott, Arthur Rosenberg, Nina Van Pallandt, Patricia Donahue, Geraldine Baron, Katherine Pass, George Planco, Jay Fletcher, George Dickerson, Jack Murdock, Essex Smith, Rod Gist, Leonard Lightfoot, Julia Duffy, Randy Shepard, Roy Hollis, Billy Drago, Caesar Cordova, Jon Terry, William Pelt, Ted White, Tony Epper, Chris Howell, H. P. Evetts, Ron Burke, Francis X. McCarthy