When a crew of highly skilled jewel thieves were not paid the money they are owed for a job, they are forced to make one last, big heist for the man who cheated them. To make things even more difficult, the crew must take this man’s inexperienced, hotheaded nephew along on the job.
A skilled band of criminals develops a plan to pull off a daring heist in a Las Vegas casino during the International Elvis Convention. Dressed to the nines as Elvis impersonators and armed with ammunition, everything was going according to plan until, all of a sudden, the deal goes bad.
Romulus Ledbetter (Samuel L. Jackson) is a misunderstood musician turned troglodyte hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave. When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree, the authorities - including his police officer daughter Lulu (Aunjanue Ellis) - claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can Romulus prove he's right when everyone thinks he's insane? Determined to discover the truth, Romulus manages to get an invitation through a former friend to perform one of his compositions at Leppenraub’s farm. What unfolds thereafter is a twisted tale of mystery, deception and a man’s struggle against his own mind.
The night he retires as a Nevada sheriff, Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) pledges to the mother of a murdered girl that he will find her killer. Jerry doesn’t believe the police arrested the right man. He discovers that this is the third incident in the area where the victims are young, blonde, pretty, and small for their age. In his quest to find the killer, Jerry forms a relationship with a local mother and her daughter, all the more reason to find the man responsible before he strikes again.
Vegas mobster, Jack Carter (Sylvester Stallone), returns to Seattle for his brother's funeral. While home, Carter realizes that his brother's death was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.