L\'ennesiomo litigio col suo ragazzo, uno spacciatore violento e senza scrupoli, lascia a Kat un occhio nero ed il cuore in frantumi. Non è la prima volta che succede, ma questa volta è diverso... Questa volta Kat vuole fargliela pagare... con la vita...
Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She\'s smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: Vic, a woman who would like to be Kate\'s lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but also is attracted to Kate and repulsed by Al\'s violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women\'s program. Vic and Reilly talk about killing Al, Liz gives pep talks; Kate remains frightened. Will Al\'s menace and Kate\'s dependency hold sway?