onny Berger is an alcoholic and broke slacker who owes $43,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in back-taxes. To avoid going to jail, he places a $20 bet on an 8000:1 runner in an upcoming race, but decides to make a back-up plan should the runner lose. Meanwhile, he has also been estranged from his 28-year-old son he conceived as a middle school student with teacher Mary McGarricle, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for statutory rape. This relationship led to a scandal that made Donny famous. To avoid contact with his parents and others discovering the family connection, their son changed his name from Han Solo Berger to Todd Peterson and tells others that his parents died in an explosion. Now a successful businessman, Todd has recently arrived at the Cape Cod house of his boss, Steve Spirou, where he is to marry his fiancée, Jamie. Randall Morgan, a TV producer who worked with Donny during his time as a celeb
rity, offers him $50,000 if he can organize a reunion with Todd and Mary. Informed of his son's upcoming wedding in a newspaper, Donny arrives at Cape Cod. Todd, who did not expect the visit, pretends Donny is an old friend, and his father's popularity with the guests annoys him. He initially refuses to see his mother, but after Donny convinces Jamie's family to have the wedding rehearsal away from churches and Todd's friends to have the bachelor party at a strip club, Todd reconciles with him and agrees to the prison meeting. However, as a TV crew arrives to film in the middle of Todd and Mary's encounter, Todd leaves in disgust without signing a release form. Donny then finds out Jamie is having affairs with Steve and her brother, Chad, which she hides by giving Todd a cover story and paying Donny $50,000 to not tell anyone. However, Donny feels guilty for withholding the truth, and he disrupts the wedding to reveal his blood line relation to Todd and Jamie'
;s infidelity and incest. Todd breaks up with her, accepts Donny as his father and reclaims his birth name Han Solo. Han later begins dating strip worker Brie and offers Donny the money, but Donny declines, insisting on taking responsibility for his actions. While preparing to go to prison to rekindle his relationship with Mary after his sentence is over, the bet he placed on the marathon wins him $160,000, satisfying the IR