After blowing his first big acting job in New Orleans, Harvard-educated ERWIN VANDEVEER finds himself stranded in Buffalo Gap, Texas, where he is taken under the wing of irrepressible, almost-bankrupt, oil driller MERLE LUSKEY, who sees Erwin as his "Savin' Angel." The two set off on a crazy fun-filled adventure to outwit the bank, the sheriff, and a corrupt oil company in a frantic race to hit pay dirt before Merle's dreams are foreclosed.
- Directed byMark Lambert Bristol
- Written byJulie B. Denny, Cole Thompson
- Other castCarrie-Anne Moss, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church