Religious satire, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. The Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Centre in Los Angeles contains one very special resident: Juvenal (Skeet Ulrich), a Brazilian ex-monk with the gift of healing hands. Money-grabbing preacher Bill Hill (Christopher Walken) hears about his God given talents and determines to bring them to the market place. To this end, he employs female assistant Lynn Faulkner (Bridget Fonda) to gain Juvenal's confidence and persuade him to take part in a stadium heal-in. However, she falls in love with her intended prey and begins to question the motives of her actions.