Darkly comic political satire co-written by and starring John Cusack. Riots are breaking out in the fictional desert country of Turaqistan after an American corporation owned by the former US Vice President (Dan Aykroyd) assumes power over the entire country. Hoping to take maximum advantage of the opportunities offered by the political upheaval, the corporation hires troubled hit man Brand Hauser (Cusack) to kill off its main competitor, a Middle Eastern oil magnate. Hauser is passed off as the corporation's Trade Show Producer, and in order to maintain his cover must also organise the high-profile wedding of outrageous Middle Eastern pop star Yonica Babyyeah (Hilary Duff). However, things get complicated when the supposedly ruthless killer falls head over heels in love with left-wing reporter Natalie Hegalhuzen (Marisa Tomei) and develops strong paternal feelings for the oversexed Yonica.