Kurt Russell stars as Sgt. Eldon Perry, a committed but crooked cop who will stop at nothing to rid the streets of crime. But when the old-blooded shootings and illegal assignments get too much for his new rookie partner, their behaviour starts to attract unwanted attention from the Deputy Chief (Ving Rhames), a man determined to clean up the system from within. Now with the cops turning on each other the heat is really getting turned up. At a time when law and order are needed most - the L.A.P.D. are the last ones to call.