A city councilman (William Katt) explores the seedy side of town to help him decide how to approach an urban renewal project. Being obviously not from there he is beaten in the street and his wallet is stolen. A transient (Rick Dean) helps him and guides him into the sordid world surrounding a strip tease dive, and eventually has an intense affair with one of the strippers (Maria Ford). When someone is murdered, and he is implicated, he must try to clear his name. Roger Corman was an uncredited executive producer.