FBI Special Agent Joe Devine (Alec Baldwin) longs to hit the big time. While his brother Jack (Ray Liotta) has already made to the assistant directorship, Joe's stuck in places like Houston, running stings on sorta-connected pseudo-wiseguys.
When he's sent to Providence, Rhode Island to work a sting on Tommy Sanz (Tony Shalhoub), a second cousin of John Gotti who makes his money selling hot TVs and shaking down the Teamsters, Joe has a brilliant idea: He can pose as a Hollywood film producer shooting a film in Providence, bribe Sanz to fix his union troubles, and take him down for racketeering.
Once he gets the operation approved by his superior (James Rebhorn), though, Joe runs into his first problem: Where can he find a screenplay good enough to seem real, yet with an author naive enough to believe Joe's front? He finds the answer in Steven Schats (Matthew Broderick), a manager/usher at Mann's Chinese Theatre with a script about a dying woman wandering through the Arizona desert in search of herself.
There are a few natural production problems, especially when Joe tries to convince Steven to shoot scenes of the Arizona desert in Rhode Island, but the casting of ditzy, Oscar-nominated bombshell Emily French (Toni Collette) in the lead role causes the film's profile to take off. And with Tommy Sanz bringing in more mob big shots on the deal, it looks like both Steve and Joe are about to hit the big time.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver