Joe Tyler (Matthew Perry) used to be an attorney, but his career went downhill when he discovered some of his clients were associated with the Mob; the only job he can get now is handing out legal summons for defendents to appear in court. His colleague, however, is after his job and has started to tip-off potential recipients. Given a second chance by his boss, when a wealthy cattle baron (Bruce Campbell) wants to divorce his wife, Sara (Elizabeth Hurley) who is also his business partner, Joe is to serve her the papers. But once Sara realises that she will lose her business she makes a deal with Joe - she will pay him $1 million if he serves the papers to her husband instead. Can Joe serve them before the Texan is tipped off?