Jackie (Pam Grier) and Max (Robert Forster) double cross Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) and take most of his money. Melanie (Bridget Fonda)annoys Louis (Robert DeNiro), so he shoots her. This angers Ordell who in turn shoots Louis. Ordell goes to Max's office to confront Jackie and get his money back when he is ambused and killed by Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton). Max, who has fallen in love with Jackie, keeps a modest percentage of the money and reluctantly declines her offer to run off to Europe with her.