The Money Belt Hapless, thirty-something, loner, Willie Salo, finds an old, black, money belt. The discovery spurs his desperate imagination to new heights as he sets to work on a plan to steal a fortune, win back ex-girlfriend, Carmen, and live the good life. An evening at the Flat Squirrel bar and a steamy meeting with Carmen firms his shaky resolve. The plan develops a life of its own when handsome, young, bank president, Eric Kramer, has car trouble and stops at the Squirrel to make a phone call. A battle of wits begins, and thing is sacred, as Willie works every angle to convince Eric to rob his own bank. With more twists and turns than a two-rut road. Northern Michigan is the setting as Willie puts it all on the line in, The Money Belt.