Eddie Jones (Courtney B. Vance) is a professional hit man for the US government. He is the most efficient and enthusiastic eliminator they have ever hired. His female boss Middleman (Kathleen Turner) wants Eddie to have a life outside of the job. She sets him up on a blind date with a beautiful friend Lois (Regina King). She has no idea of what Eddie does for a living and is soon madly in love with him. When Lois is caught in the middle of a hit, Eddie is forced to tell her the truth. Eddie knows that the agency is a job for life. If he chooses to leave the life he loves for a life with Lois, he must accept the consequences and become a target of the government himself.