Odlična igralska zasedba nas popelje v Los Angeles v 40. in 50. letih prejšnjega stoletja, kjer se bije brutalen boj med gangsterji in policijo. Mickey Cohen je okruten mafijski vodja in eden najbolj razvpitih zločincev vseh časov. Skupina brezkompromisnih policistov se odloči udariti nazaj po principu oko za oko, zob za zob. Policisti delujejo izven meja zakona in v krvavih strelskih obračunih zločincem vračajo milo za drago. Kmalu pa se divji spopadi spremenijo v pravo vojno, kjer kri teče v potokih.
It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Seargant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops.