Vinny Durand. He’s a NYC cab driver with an attitude and a dream. He doesn’t plan on being a cab driver forever; someday he’s going to be an award winning film director. He figures that you can’t go about becoming achieving that dream without a plan, and his plan is grand. He's going to cast the biggest horror movie star on the planet; Jana Bates. Armed with nothing but delusions of grandeur, Vinny packs his bags and flies off to the 1981 Cannes Film Festival where Jana will be in full prominence.