In the future world of post-soviet and econnmically devastated Russia. Big Brother still rules with an iron hand of brutality, brain-washing and ruthless dictatorship. Into this cauldron of corruption and terror plunges American crook and smuggler John Wade (Rutger Hauer), looking to make a quick fortune out of illegal silicon fantasy chips...bio-synthetic devices that can make the user's weirdest and wildest fantasies come true in their scrambled minds. Betrayed by the leader of a vicious gangster syndicate called The Trocia (Mark Dacascos),Wade is executed in cold blood by a bullet to the brain. His corpse discovered by the authorities, he's brought back to life through the miracle of bio-synthetic technology and eventually escapes to wreak his revenge on the killers who double-crossed him. Adrift in a dark and dangerous urban wasteland, reminiscent of the classic Bladerunner, the tormented and kill-crazy Wade must fight his way through a grave new world ol underground gangster hide-outs and sleazy, futuristic sex dens on his bloody quest for vengeance.