Imagine a world without cell phones, Internet and the GPS – where getting terribly lost is always a possibility. Now picture Adam Sakovich, 24, an affable, clumsy and insecure New Jersey daydreamer… aspiring to be a nature filmmaker and trying to survive as a wedding videographer in 1986. He’s in-debt, underpaid and still infatuated with Valerie Peterson, 24, the most popular girl from college – who dates pretty much everyone BUT him. To make matters worse… she’s his boss.
When Valerie becomes engaged to the rich, handsome albeit dimwitted – Trevor Babcock (a young corporate video producer), she hires one of his hotshot camera guys to tape their wedding, instead of the offended Adam.
But when the hotshot doesn’t show up… Adam has a chance to save the day and convince Valerie she’s marrying the wrong guy. He becomes a man on a mission. Nothing can stop him… until disaster strikes!
After Valerie and Trevor’s ceremony, Adam discovers that he had PAUSED the videotaping when he thought he was recording – failing to capture any of the day’s most cherished moments. With no footage to show for his extensive and heroic efforts, Adam’s only chance is to get hold of the amateur tape that Valerie’s OCD sister filmed of the wedding – and claim it as his own… resulting in the outrageous 24-hour chase that’s destined to change him forever.
Set in a backdrop that includes events of the day (Hands Across America, the advent of Nintendo, Halley’s Comet, the Unabomber and the murder of Mob Boss Paul Castellano), Adam’s ever-increasing chaos is heightened by the fact that he is being pursued by gangsters – whose conversation about a “hit,” he inadvertently recorded at a previous job.