Ex-con Harry Talbot (Michael Madsen) can't believe his luck. In a power game, he took two losers for five thousand dollars, a classic convertible Lincoln Continental and met a hot young thing. As it turns out, Harry ends up being the loser, as in the truck rests the rotting corpse of a man known as Gordo. To make matters worse, the men who put Gordo there want him back and the hot young thing is out to kill a gangster kingpin. What was supposed to be the beginning of a new life for Harry has now become a high-speed struggle for survival, as he's pursued by crazed drug dealers, vicious Mafia hit men and maniacal family members.