The bloody, climactic shootout at a drug deal in writer Quentin Tarantino and director Tony Scott's criminal romance claims the lives of a snitch, a coke-copping director, his armed musclemen, and several cops and mobsters.

Despite taking a bullet to the eye and appearing dead, Clarence, a former comic book store employee who's dealing drugs he accidentally stole so he can relocate to Cancún with the love of his life, former hooker Alabama (Patricia Arquette), wakes up and is able to slip past police as they blast it out with the remaining gangsters. Don't ever let somebody tell you love isn't the most powerful force on Earth.