It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Sweeney is a playwright on a career decline. He spends much of his time wheedling money and beer out of his artistic friend Moriarty. One of his few highlights is weekly sex with his ex-wife Georgia. She is remarried to a rich but vile construction developer, but Sweeney and Gorgina are still in love. Sweeney's escapades end with a fake kidnapping scam. This gets the attention of two inept police officers.