Tom Martinez (William Baldwin) drops out of the army and returns home to find a much different neighbourhood than the one he left. The imminent arrival of his first child coupled with his economic woes cause him to adopt the belief that minority groups are receiving opportunities that would otherwise fall to him as a member of the white race. Martinez becomes involved with The Order, an Aryan supremacy group led by the charismatic Bob Matthews (Peter Gallagher). Amid mounting debts and pressure to affirm his devotion to The Order, Martinez becomes increasingly involved in the illegal doings of his new found associates. Set against the backdrop of the true story of the largest cash robbery in U.S. history what follows is a descent by Martinez into the anti-government, neo-nazi world of The Order.