A NYC cop comes across a small suitcase full of hundred dollar bills during a botched drug sting. He sees it as his big chance to be somebody and give his family the lifestyle he hasn't been able to provide. In order to keep it, he must get through the next few days without being tripped up by his fellow officers. Using his color as a weapon, he enlists the aid of the black officer's association and accuses the department of racism as he attempts to put the blame on his white partner. Determined to remove every obstacle between himself and the money, he engages in a diabolical plot to keep the authorities at bay as the bodies pile up. Using every tactic he's learned as a cop, he begins to lose ground as the detectives put the pieces together and close in on him.