The events leading up to a young man's death are chronicled in this gritty drama. It all begins during a night of youthful carousing. Johnny is a Vegas hustler and just before the event, he and his good friend Grant begin fighting in a blind alley. One has a two-by-four and the other a gun. Watching the scuffle are Gale, Grant's girlfriend, and Martin and Amy. Unfortunately when the death occurred, each of these three saw something different. After the incident, the survivors take off across the Nevada desert toward the California border and their different viewpoints are chronicled via flashback. The story then begins jumping from recent past to present as they try to figure out how everything went so terribly wrong.