Unprovoked mayhem and plot surprises abound in this crime thriller fueled by Mario Van Peebles' hyperkinetic performance. Years ago, Hispanic cop Blair Valdez (Mario Van Peebles) covered for rookie Ethan Lang (Zach Galligan) when Lang froze under fire. While Valdez distinguished himself in the line of duty, Lang retreated to an academic post as professor of criminology. But a cop's salary couldn't keep Valdez's mistress, Isabel (Nicolette Sheridan), in the lap of luxury. So to make ends meet, Valdez developed interests outside the law. Out of the blue, Valdez pops up at college to request a favor of Lang. Without explaining the extent of his involvement in a barrio c...