Cemetery groundskeeper Roscoe Solomon is nobody's idea of a savior. Since derailing his old high school classmate Damon's football career amid a freak accident, his summers have consisted of weed whacking around tombstones. After an abandoned house is set aflame, Roscoe stumbles upon evidence that reveals the arsonist's next target. Evoking his childhood icon, the mighty Rip Orion, he recognizes the opportunity to become the superhero. Aided by his embattled sidekick Mitch, Roscoe vows to apprehend the pyromaniac. A budding relationship with the eccentric Marcy, who bears a striking resemblance to Rip Orion's love interest, reinforces his ambitions. Roscoe's fantasy unravels when he collides with his nemesis Damon, who harbors his own illusions of recapturing his glory days, and realizes Marcy's cryptic alter ego. Meanwhile, the arsonist runs amok. All seems doomed until Roscoe understands that to become like Rip Orion and save the world, he must play the role of villain.