One Hour with the Truth is broadcast nightly from Miami across Latin America, carrying the hardest sensationalistic stories it can find. Star anchorman Manolo Bonilla has flown down to a small town in Ecuador with producer Marisa and cameraman Ivan on the trail of a child serial killer and rapist.
The accidental death of a young boy brings the town to the verge of lynching Vincio Cepeda, a humble traveling salesman. Manolo's intervention saves the man's life, and makes a great story for his show. Vinicio is put in jail for involuntary manslaughter and he offers Manolo information about the Monsturo in exchange for a news story on TV about his wrongful imprisonment. Manolo accepts, powerfully drawn to the dark side he senses in Vinicio. He begins to break the rules, determined to be the hero who single-handedly stops the killer.