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. Private investigator Brita Burrows offers him one thousand 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.