Cassandra, a mute runaway girl, takes refuge in the cemetery
in which her mother is laid to rest.
She is watched over by Jorge, the cemetery caretaker,
an illegal alien who is committed to the restoration
of a classic '60 cadillac hearse.
Shore is a dynamic, handsome, and brilliant young man
who also happens to be homeless.
After almost hitting Cassandra in his dilapidated VW bus,
he becomes fascinated by the gothic cemetery waif
and attempts to befriend her.
A sequence of events results in Cass getting lost.
Jorge and Shore flee the cemetery in a stolen hearse
to find Cassandra before her abusive step-father does.
All paths lead to Yermo - the site of a roadside diner
and a feisty but compassionate transvestite waitress named Lola.