H.I. (Nicolas Cage) and Edwina (Holly Hunter) met and fell in love when she took his mug shots, every time he was arrested for a convenience store robbery. That kind of life is all behind H.I. now, since he married Edwina and they want to raise a family. But when they find they can't have kids, Edwina convinces H.I. to kidnap one of a set of quintuplets -- his real mother will never miss him, she figures, and five babies are just too much for one person to handle.