Cutter, a down on his luck cop, waits for a early retirement from the Palm Springs police due to his leg problem, while spending his days in the local bar. P.I. Brita Burrows offers him a 1000 dollars work to follow her client's husband. While on the job he meets a young hotshot cop, Hareem, who's looking for a Mexican who might be involved in a drug trade and was last seen with their client's husband. He joins the case. Cutter asks his ex-cop buddy Graves, who's haunted by the guilt for killing a boy by mistake, to help out with the job. Cutter likes Brita, Brita wants the client's check, Hareem wants a promotion, and Graves needs some peace for his soul.