The Heat Is On - And Time Is Running Out.
When Ray Wellerman (Armand Assante) gets out of jail on parole, his only thought is to find his ex-lover Lacy (Marcia Gay Harden). When he discovers she's hooked up with successful lawyer Elliott (Sam Neill), Ray appears on their doorstep for a confrontation. He'll do anything to win Lacy back, but Elliott isn't giving up without a fight. Before either one can win her, Lacy is kidnapped by henchmen of the Junkman (Joe Spano), Ray's ruthless prison adversary. To save Lacy's life, Ray has to break parole and commit three crimes for the Junkman - a task which isn't made easier when soft-skinned Elliott insists on tagging along. As the two join they follow the Junkman's orders from arson to murder to save Lacy's life, while sharing a bitter rivalry for her love. It's a desperate race against time as two men join outside the law to fight for a cause only one of them can win.