Jack Gable (John Candy), writes a soap opera called Beyond Our Dreams. The programs producers, Lou (Jerry Orbach), and Arlene Sherwood (Renée Taylor), what him to kill off one of Jack's most beloved characters, Rachel Hedison played by Laura (Emma Samms). And as Laura has just broke up with Dennis (David Rasche), one of her co-stars, Jacks has the perfect opportunity to escape for the weekend with her. But when he gets hit on the head in an accident he's knocked out and awakens smack in the middle of a soap opera world. When he meets Janet (Mariel Hemingway), he finds her similarities to his character Laura. Janet plays the daughter of a great late biochemist who invented a pill that allows you to eat what you want without the fear of weight gain. However, Carter (Raymond Burr), Ty (Charles Rocket) and Blake Hedison (Dylan Baker), are trying to steal the formula and make the fortune first. When Jack discovers he can use his typewriter to change the outcome of the next scene, he rewrites the plot making sure this star, Janet's character is saved.
MGM Distribution Company
Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen
Producers: Larry Cohen, Annie Stevens, Richard Donner