Shawn (Selma Blair) is a bank clerk suffering bouts of depression after being dumped by her married lover and finding work getting her down. She soon starts getting suicidal tendancies and climbs up onto the roof of the office to jump off and end her life. Charlie (Max Beesley) is an ex-pat thief who with his two dimwitted associates had decided to rob the same bank. When on the roof, Charlie and his men run into the police, sent to help stop Shawn from committing suicide. Charlie then decides to take the only way out possible, by taking Shawn hostage. But Shawn wants to die and Charlie wants to get away, so the two strike a deal. She will help him escape as long as Charlie he her immediately afterwards.