Small-scale character study of three small-time crooks and the barflies they hold hostage when a heist goes terribly wrong. Dova (Matt Dillon), his brother Milo (Gary Sinise) and their redneck, hair-trigger-psycho buddy (William Fichtner) are the bad
guys; they try to rob a warehouse and through a series of mishaps wind up with half the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on their tails. Milo is wounded, and they inevitably choose to hole up in the wrong dive: Dino's Last Chance Bar (heavy name!) is below street level and doesn't have a
back entrance. So they take hostages -- Dino (M. Emmet Walsh), barmaid Janet (Faye Dunaway), and the few bedraggled customers ...