A woman (Madeleine Stowe) who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain (Anthony Quinn) seeks revenge, with the aide of her Father's faithful bodyguard (Sylvester Stallone).
Mercedes is a taxi dancer who wants to be an actress. She's involved with the married Harry, who considers himself a respected actor. Ernesto is in love with Mercedes, but he doesn't dance or have money.
A coming of age story of a young boy, who is left to live with his grandfather. His grandfather is a famous painter and with fame comes a grand lifestyle with a lot of parties and woman. The boy learns about life, women and sex.