Judd Nelson (Marty Malt)Bill Paxton (Gus)Wayne Newton (Jackie Chrome)Lara Flynn Boyle (Rosarita)James Caan (Doctor Scurvy)Rob Lowe (Dirk Delta)King Moody (Twinkee Doodle)Claudia Christian (Kitty)Danny Dayton (Syd)Carrie Lynn (Nicolette)Anna Berger (Mrs. Malt)Lydell M. Cheshier (Dexter)Tom Hodges (Marjorie Zipp)Theodocia Goodrich (Mrs. Bielfuss)Laurianne Jameson (Shirley)Debra Perkins (Pickles)Charles Knapp (Sloppy)Clifford Streit (Raoul)
A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent, and it begins to look like his career is on the move, even though his girlfriend has left him.