One is a cop, the other a thief. Both are demanding perfectionists; both are about to tear a city apart. Vincent Hanna is a brilliant LA cop whose obsession with his work has all but destroyed his personal life. Investigating a brutal armed robbery leads him to a gang lead by hardened professional criminal Neil McCauley. The heat closes in on McCauley and his crew, leading to a meeting of minds and a shattering collision from which few will emerge unscathed.