In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling his talents. Of course, the lead actor end up on the ship as well. Also, a madman (Tony Shalhoub) plots the destruction of the ship and Steve Buscemi is a depressed, suicidal lounge singer named Happy Frank.
Director by Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci ... Arthur
Oliver Platt ... Maurice
Tony Shalhoub ... Voltri
Alfred Molina ... Sir Jeremy Burtom
Lili Taylor ... Lily 'Lil'
Steve Buscemi ... Happy Franks
Allison Janney ... Maxine
Richard Jenkins ... Johnny Leguard
Campbell Scott ... Meistrich
Woody Allen ... Audition Director