The 80's... It was a time when everybody was making the big bucks, but F. Ross Johnson, CEO of R.J.R. Nabisco has every intention of making a fortune. When Johnson decides to buy out the Nabisco shareholders and take over his company, no one is prepared for what hits the fan. Johnson is introduced to the master of the leveraged buyout, Henry Kravis but, afraid of losing the company to this sharp dealer, he decides to make his move with Peter Cohen. Kravis, however, is not to be outdone, and begins an aggressive campaign of his own. What follows is a down-to-the-wire battle to see who's really king of the Wall Street jungle. They may look like polite, well-dressed businessmen, but listen hard and you can hear the pounding of Barbarians at the Gate.