A determined cop and an unlucky con man are pitted against one another in this ambitious thriller, which never quite lives up to its aspirations or its cast.
Los Angeles-based treasury agent Jimmy Mercer (Wesley Snipes) and his partner Brady (Dan Hedaya) are on a routine stakeout when a third agent is killed. The gunman escapes and Mercer is transferred to Newark, ostensibly for failing to follow proper procedure; in fact, as he knows, he's being
punished for the mess. In the week before his transfer becomes effective, Mercer dedicates himself to tracking down the killer. Red Diamond (Dennis Hopper) is a genial con man, just out of jail after a five-year stret...