Mike, an unsuccessful actor, is in a jam. He’s utterly broke and hasn’t the faintest idea of how to come up with the deposit money for his pregnant fiancé’s dream house. Mike’s father Jack, who he hasn’t seen in years, is a fabulously wealthy businessman who is celebrating his 65th birthday.
Lured by the smell of the old man’s money, all the relatives show up, their greedy claws bared like vultures, each craving a piece of Jack’s huge pie.As if responding to all their hopes, Jack drops dead from a heart attack during dinner.
The assembled clan is then blown away to find that the old geezer has left them all out of his treasure chest of a will.
A niece, Elfriede, has a brilliant idea: Because Mike is an actor and the spitting image of his father, he could assume Jack’s identity, visit the notary, and make some most necessary “repairs” to the will. Reluctantly, Mike agrees to the plan. Of course, he couldn’t possibly anticipate the surprise left for him by Jack’s loyal butler Theo. First, however, Mike must prove that he’s worthy…