Charlie Sheen plays an Arizona cop. Danny Saxon, who is haunted by violent nightmares from his past. When he is involved in a violent situation with an American Indian he is told a legend that seems to relate to his past. Subsequently Saxon is hired by the FBI to infiltrate a violent biker gang, led by psycho Blood, Michael Madsen. Once inside the gang, Saxon starts to have an affair with the beautiful photographer (Linda Fiorentino) and seems to become more and more involved with the gang's activities. When they kill a store attendant, Saxon is forced to confront his own past and his relationship to the gang's violent code of ethics.