Sade (Laurence Fishburne) a professional hitman, storms a graveyard and kills a group of mourners attending a funeral. The killings are witnessed by Bird (Ella Ballentine) an orphan who is visiting her parents grave on the anniversary of their death. Terrified, she runs into the nearby woods but is seen and chased by the sadistic assassin. Bird eventually finds and is given shelter by Carter Greene (Thomas Jane) a combat veteran who lives alone in a rustic farmhouse. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare with Sade in a desperate fight for the girl's life.