The consequences of a job well done come back to haunt a distinguished District Attorney in this star-capped action-thriller. Denzel Washington is the brave cop who put away demented killer John Lithgow, attaining a certain local fame and a flourishing career as D.A. in the wake of the arrest. Watching the cop's success from the confines of prison, Lithgow breaks out and seeks to exact his distinctively crazy brand of revenge. An exciting chase sequence around the Watts Towers highlights this thrilling crime drama.