This film follows two primary characters One Shot Sam, played by Jackson and Lazlo Mauser, played by Brooks. The lead character One Shot Sam is a private investigator in Hollywood, California. He has sent for his one time partner, Mauser who had relocated to Akron, Ohio.
The main characters of this film actually never meet, however. The film follows their movements as they attempt to find one another. But, they continually miss each other by only a few moments.
The main charter, One Shot Sam, travels around Hollywood and North Hollywood visiting the locations where the birth of Country rock music took place, including the Troubadour (nightclub), The Palomino, Barney's Beanery, and several locations on the Sunset Strip. He reminisces about the various stars of the era, including Gram Parson, Marty Robbins, Kinky Freedman, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, and Elvis Presley.
This film is an ideal example of the style of Cinéma vérité that Scott Shaw and Donald G. Jackson developed known as Zen Filmmaking. This film is shot entirely in the documentary style of filmmaking, using a hand-held camera and all of the dialogue is improvised.
One of the most unusual element of this film is how the two primary characters carry on conversations. It appears as if they are taking to themselves, but they are actually detailing the entire storyline as they speak.