Undercover cop Jack Valentine (Mario Van Peebles) and his partner, Phil Kelly (Randy Quaid), are on the most dangerous assignment of their careers. The D.A. (Rae Dawn Chong) needs Jack's help; ex-mob moll Alma (Zerha Leverman) is concealing vital information; and mob boss Joe Buddha (Ben Gazzara) wants Jack dead. With only 10 days to crack the case, Jack finds himself in the crossfire of a gangland vendetta and police corruption.
Ellen Barkin is a homicide detective investigating a bizarre series of killings in which the victims have been tortured in S&M style and had their eyelids cut off. Barkin's search leads her to prime suspect Peta Wilson, who guides her through the underground world of kinky, lesbian sex clubs that the victims had frequented. With Julia Sands, Wendy Crewson.