Barry is a struggling musician, who's being hounded by a murderous loan shark, because the shark thinks Barry has the money his musician friend owes him. He beats up Barry badly, but Barry manages to stop a passing car and the driver, veterinarian technician Amanda, helps him escape and takes him in for a few days until things cool down. Her two pet dobermans seem friendly enough and help Barry feel safe. He even tries to kiss Amanda, but she politely stops him. However, the shark eventually locates him somehow, and breaks into the house. That's when the dogs show their true nature. Barry begins to realize that he might have jumped from the frying pan into the fire.