In this crime drama, LAPD detective Eldon Perry (Kurt Russell) is part of the Special Investigations Squad (SIS) run by Jack Van Metter (Brendan Gleeson), where the cops are no better than the criminals. That’s why Assistant Chief Holland (Ving Rhames) scrutinizes the SIS’ every move and is determined to bring them down. As Perry closes in on the suspects of a homicide case with his young partner Bobby Keough (Scott Speedman), the rookie gets his indoctrination into the underhanded dealings of the SIS. The case is further complicated by murder, cover-up, and illegal activities by law enforcement. Finally pushed over the edge, Perry decides to bring the issue public is his own way.