Writer William McNamara leaves his roots for the bright lights of Los Angeles, and, while visiting cousin Frank Whaley, is introduced to a world of sex, drugs and crime. After he makes a splash with his work, he becomes obsessed with Natasha GregsonWagner, a beauty he met at a pool and who happens to have gangster Tony Danza as her boyfriend. With Ali MacGraw, Valerie Kaprisky. 93 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo; trailer; scene access.