The story revolves around three New York police officers over one week.
Eddie is a patrolman played by Richard Gerewho only has 7 days left before he can pull the pin and retire. Undercover cop Tango played by Don Cheadlehas been on the streets too long, causing him to protect Caz(Wesley Snipes) the drug kingpin target he is out to catch. Sal (Ethan Hawke) is a narcotics cop who is under tremendous pressure to provide a healthy home for his pregnant wife and two children.
- " What gives this an extra star is Ethan Hawke: there are plenty of guns blazing in this movie but the real fire comes from his powerhouse performance. " – Anna Smith
- " All the actors are excellent in their portrayals of their characters. " – Ed Koch
- " The film's remarkable cast helps Fuqua bring his sprawling web of nastiness to another level. " – Chris Chang