Mark Burman, David Hillary
Paul Schrader, Matthew Wilder
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe
When three desperate ex cons are offered a job by a Mexican mob boss, they know they should refuse, but the payoff's too rich to turn down. It's enough to buy their way out of the Life and start over. All they have to do is kidnap the kid of a colleague who's ripping the mob boss off.
But the abduction goes awry when the kidnappers are forced to kill an unexpected intruder who turns out to be the child's father -- the very man the mob boss intended to extort. Now unwelcome in the underworld and on the run for murder, the ex cons find themselves as the most wanted fugitives in the City of Angels. And each vows that none of them will ever go back to prison. No matter what the cost.