Accompanied by filmmaker Martin (Chris Langham - BBC's Kiss Me Kate), Mackenzie travels to LA, where he plans to finally claim the artistic recognition and fame that his small Scotland hometown can't offer. (Except for that time he got to dry Sean Connery's toupee after it fell into some water on a golf course). Upon arriving in California, he kicks up his kilt and happily takes advantage of what he assumes are complimentary hotel amenities, only to wake up to the reality of a maxed out credit card. His passport now held collateral on his outstanding charges, he proceeds to WIHF headquarters, expecting to clear up the confusion and get reimbursed. Unfortunately, WIHF President Monique (Mary McCormack) is not about to pick up the tab for Mackenzie's misunderstanding, nor does she plan to allow him to enter the competition. Undaunted, the remainder of the comedy unfolds in his search of any and every way to gain entry in the prestigious contest. Antics include befriending celebrity promoter Candy Harper (Frances Fisher), calling on Sean Connery (to return a favor), and visiting a testosterone-oozing Senator whose company sponsors the WIHF event.
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