Moral: Money can't stop you from bleeding.
When a hooker (Patricia Arquette) falls for one of her johns (Christian Slater), the two decide to marry and start a new life. This, of course, means getting rid of their old lives, killing Arquette's pimp, stealing a briefcase full of powder, and going to LA to sell the stash. The newlyweds learn that love hurts; Arquette is beaten brutally by a gangster and Slater is shot in the eye (but, mysteriously, not in the brain). In the movie, our lovers are granted a happy ending. In Tarantino's original script, Arquette is widowed.