Jack Gable (John Candy) finds himself embroiled in protecting his beloved Laura (Emma Samms), an actress who plays Rachel Hedison in Jack's show — "Beyond Our Dreams" — from having her character being killed off by the program's producers, the Sherwoods (Jerry Orbach, Renee Taylor). Laura has recently broken off with her co-star and lover Dennis (David Rasche) and is heading off for a weekend with Jack. As Jack unloads Laura's luggage, he conks himself on the head and knocks himself out. He awakens in a town bearing a name similar to the town in his soap opera. Dennis is on hand, but as his character in the show — Dr. Paul Kirkland. Jack realizes that he has found himself in an alternative world made up of his soap opera world — particularly apparent when he is recognized as Jack Gates, "the Wolf of Wall Street."