The attraction is mutual, but Herk doesn't notice: He's too distracted by his comely maid, Nina (Sofia Vergara), who in turn is attracted to Puggy
(Jason Lee), a spacey drifter who has taken up temporary residence in a tree.
Dick and Rick Wackell, Wilfred "Wee" Iandoli, Henry Ciborowski, Walter Shea, Beth Robinson, Hoover Garabedian, Pat Santa Maria, Bob Sposato, Jack Ratcliffe, Bruin Rawson, Hurley Silbor, Ron Silvestri, Mike Simmarano, Bill Samko, Roy Samra, Lois Robinson, Kris Robinson, Bob Sundquist, Tony Simmarano, Pete Smith, Butch Ravelson, Ray and Bob Reno, Sara Robertson, Dick Rossetti, Henry Roy, Skip Roy, Pat Rossi, John Grenier, Steve Guinee, Billy McCann, Paul Rezuke, John Holt, Paul Reschke, Dave Wing, Rich Ianatta, Dean Iandoli, Jim Iandoli, Bill Messier, Joe Mewhiney, Coke Mezzano, Ken Milhem, Ted Mirty, Puggy
and Cindi Price.
In 1981, Rogers invited his American pals, including Amarillo Slim Preston and Puggy
Pearson, to the Emerald Isle where they could compete against their Irish cousins; and so, the Irish Poker Open was born.
Throw in a useless adman called Eliot, a drifter called Puggy
, various excitable policemen and women, nuclear weapons and crooks and the result is a fast-paced, absurd adventure, sharply written and blackly comic.