Everybody hates Anthony Stowe (Van Damme); a narcotics lieutenant with a bad attitude and an addiction to heroin. Having become a shadow of the man he once was, his life is falling apart and his wife wants to leave him. Stowe's ex-partner, Gabriel Callaghan (Stephen Rea) also wants him out of the picture as he works to become the new leader of the gangsters in local organized crime. Callaghan sends his goons after Stowe, who comes close to death when he falls into a coma after taking a bullet in the head. Months later, he awakens from the coma with the idea of finishing off his former partner, becoming a better person, and a better husband.