Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox have hit the big time. They're young, ruthless and about to make a movie that will make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. A young, naive temp, Karen, comes along and shows Gould the stench of corruption that surrounds him. She gives him ideas of art and salvation telling him he can make a difference in the world. Are morals more important than money? Will Fox let Gould reach into the cookie jar of salvation? David Mamet presents a twisted and tangled web of friendship, loyalty, idealism, sex and ambition in Hollywood show business with Speed the Plow.