In the Shadows synopsis
Hit man Eric O'Byrne (Matthew Modine) has orders from the mob: kill Hollywood stunt coordinator Lance Huston (James Caan). In order to make the hit, Eric travels to Florida and insinuates himself into Lance's world as a stuntman. He also slips into a dangerous romance with Lance's daughter, Clarissa (Joey Lauren Adams). As time draws near to O'Byrne deadly act, he starts to grow a conscience -- a development that could be his greatest asset or his fatal weakness.