Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is the finest music manager in all of Los Angeles, or at least in the immediate vicinity of the Van Nuys motel room he operates out of: a self-styled showbiz Zelig who hardly needs prompting to tell his starry tales. (Jimi Hendrix? Stevie Nicks? Madonna? All satisfied customers.) Times are tough, though, so when he hears there’s money to be made entertaining troops in Afghanistan—“It’s war, dude! The faucet is open”—he takes the bait.