This film charts the dark, seductive underbelly of Los Angeles, told from the point of view of two of its seedier denizens, mid-level drug pushers Eddie and Frank. They want a chance to hit the big time. Unfortunately, they decide to achieve their goal by ripping off their middleman in a murderous bid for greatness, setting off a dangerous chain of events involving a ruthless crime boss, a dirty cop and the Federal agent chasing them all. Agent Maxwell is about to close in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra . When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers, she finds herself in deeper than she can handle. Up against ruthless killers as well as dirty cop Jack Reiley, Frank and Eddie will soon find that dreams built on corruption sometimes exact a heavy toll.