Follows the professional and romantic misadventures of Mel (Mark Wahlberg), a beleaguered hitman who is drawn, along with his professional associates, Cisco (Lou Diamond Phillips), Crunch (Bokeem Woodbine), Vince (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) and Gump (Robin Dunne), into a moonlighting gig that turns sour.
What seemed like a quick and easy weekend kidnap job backfires when their victim, a rich industrialist’s daughter named Keiko (China Chow), turns out to be the godchild of their boss, Paris (Avery Brooks). When Cisco, the mastermind of the plan, betrays Paris, Mel becomes a wanted man.
Meanwhile, as if his weekend wasn’t going badly enough, Mel’s mistress, Chantel (Lela Rochon), absconds with his earnings just as his fiancée Pam’s (Christina Applegate) disapproving parents (Elliott Gould and Lainie Kazan) arrive for a visit. As his professional and domestic woes collide, Mel finds himself dodging bullets while trying to impress his potential in-laws. Throw in an overzealous video store clerk demanding the return of an overdue tape, and it’s not long before Mel’s carefully constructed life starts to unravel.