Zgodba o dveh bratih, ki ju je zaznamoval skupni zločin. James dolguje svoje življenje starejšemu bratu Frankieju, ki je prevzel odgovornost za zločin, v katerega sta bila vpletena oba. Medtem ko je Frankie v zaporu, si James prizadeva urediti svoje življenje in obnoviti zvezo z bivšim dekletom Emily. Ko se Frankie znajde na prostosti, nima ničesar za izgubiti, zato načrtuje nov zločinski podvig. Se bo tudi James vrnil na stara pota?
James (Hayden Christensen) owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody) after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. While Frankie served time, James worked to turn his life around, got a steady job and began courting his former girlfriend Emily (Jordana Brewster). Now, Frankie is released and back on the streets with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections (Akon) and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job will be the solution to change both their lives.