Griffin is the quintessential, shark-like Hollywood producer. Things are going well for him and it looks like he may be in line for an even higher position at the studio, until he start getting threatening postcards and faxes from a disgruntled writer whom he had once blown off. He thinks the writer is David Kahane, so he tracks him down where he lives and phones from his car. He gets David’s girlfriend, June, who tells him David is at the movies. Griffin watches June through the window as they talk. Griffin then finds David at the movie theater and, in a confrontation that leads to a fistfight, accidentally kills him. He formally meets June at David’s funeral. Then the threats start again and Griffin realizes he got the wrong man. When he finds a rattlesnake in his car he is truly shaken and goes to June.