In this compelling crime drama set in Detroit, undercover cop and recovering drug addict Nick Tellis (Jason Patric) is paired with Lieutenant Harry Oak (Ray Liotta) to investigate the murder of Oak’s dead partner. Having lost his wife a few years ago to cancer, Oak is a cop who feels he has nothing left to lose. Frustrated with the politics of the justice system, Oak has been administering a little of his own retribution for the evils he sees on the streets. The investigation leads them through crack houses and slums familiar to Tellis.
Showing the hard reality of a police narcotics division, Narc is filled with dark images of death, violence, prostitution, addiction and broken relationships. The pursuit of truth emerges as the highest value, and violence is shown to be devastating. Innumerable f-bombs and blood-soaked violence occur in nearly every scene.