In a bizarre twist of fate, the late Christopher Reeve's last role before his crippling riding accident was as wheelchair-bound ex-cop Dempsey Cain in this thriller.
Perfectionist Cain married to the beautiful Gail (Kim Cattrall); they have one son, Damon (Blake Foster). Cain's brother, reckless brother, Nick (Edward Kerr), is a uniformed cop who's having an affair with Gail. Cain gets caught in a shootout and Cain winds up paralyzed below the waist. After a failed suicide attempt, Cain goes to his wife and brother with a classic film noir proposal: His life is over, but were to kill him during a staged burglary, his insurabnce would pay out enough for them ...