Jimmy Dworski (James Belushi) is a convicted criminal serving the last couple of days of his sentence when he wins tickets to a world series baseball game. The problem is how to get out of prison. One way is to have your friends in the joint start a riot. Warden Toolman (Hector Elizondo) had decided to take away the TV privileges from the inmates so you see Jimmy had no choice.
Once out Jimmy finds a Filofax of one Spencer Barnes (Charles Grodin). Now Jimmy has the free tickets and money and credit cards to boot for the game. What more could a person ask for. Well how about the keys to a mansion in California
Spencer and his wife have been experiencing marital problems and they were to meet up out in California. Now Elizabeth Barnes (Veronica Hamel) is not the easiest woman to live, high maintenance you know. Now Spencer will eventually make it to California but he has to go through some trying times. On the other hand , Jimmy has assumed Spencer's life. He even has gone as far as going to meeting as Spencer. He fooled Mr. Sakamoto (Mako) who is involved with Spencer in some high money corporate dealings. Jimmy is living the high life while out of prison, while his friends are back fooling the warden.
Spencer and Jimmy eventually do meet up with each other and I must admit this movie is somewhat fun to watch. Director Arthur Hiller does a wonderful job tying everything together and gives us a very light hearted comedy. So sit back and enjoy the funniest part of the whole movie the Cubs in the world series. What a laugh . Enjoy.