Mickey Rourke stars as John Sedley in this high-energy movie, directed by Walter Hill. Johnny was born severely deformed and makes his living as a small-time criminal. During a robbery, he and his best friend Mikey are double-crossed by their partners. Mikey is shot and killed, and John takes the rap for the robbery and goes to prison. There, thanks to a sympathetic surgeon, he receives a new face. Finally John is released on parole. Seeking revenge, he makes a daring and desperate gamble to get even in this electrifying tale of intrigue and betrayal.