In Phoenix, Arizona, all is not well at the local police station as some of the colleagues are not good of heart. Superstitious cop Harry Collins (Ray Liotta) is on the take. He a compulsive gambler who is forced to plan a heist with fellow cops Mike (Anthony LaPaglia), James (Daniel Baldwin), and Fred (Jeremy Piven) to rip off local pimp and overall bad guy, Louie (Giancarlo Espsito), to pay off gambling debts run up with "bookie" Chicago (Tom Noonan). Things do not go exactly to plan, and tensions build up between Harry and the other cops. But Fred's unfaithful wife Katie (Kari Wuhrer) figures out their plans and relays them to their boss, Lt. Webber (Xander Berkely), who has other ideas. Romance and relief from violence is provided by Leila (Angelica Huston), a local bar manager and Harry's older, on-and-off girlfriend who is trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter Veronica (Brittany Murphy).