Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) has always tried to keep her children away from the life of organized crime she grew up with thanks to her family. Her husband, Evan (Anson Mount), has never gotten too deep, but he’s certainly no angel. This is evidenced by the gun his youngest son, Boris (Jakob Salvati), swipes from underneath his car seat. As for Marta, she’s busy dealing with family issues. Her sister, Kat (Jaime Ray Newman), is getting married. Their mother doesn’t want to attend the wedding if their longtime mob man father, Andrei Petrov (Rade Serbedzija), brings his girlfriend, Felicity. The sisters refer to this younger woman as “The Poodle.”
Marta’s brother, Irwin Petrov (Wil Traval), watches from a small motorboat as a drug shipment is being moved late at night at a San Francisco-area dock. He takes down two of the men unloading the cocaine. One of the workers recognizes him. He says that it’s a mistake to steal from his boss, Nicholae Schiller (Goran Visnjic). This is the type of man who will kill his entire family. Irwin knows this to be true. Schiller can’t know who stole from him. So Irwin kills both men before driving off with the full load of stolen drugs.
Evan realizes that Irwin has stolen drugs from the most vicious crime lord in the land when FBI Agent James Ramos (Clifton Collins Jr.) shows up at the dock. Even their partner/pal, Mike Tomlin (Lee Tergesen), is shocked to learn that Irwin killed two of Schiller’s men and hid the drugs on their boat. The three men run a fishing charter business which is just a front for exporting marijuana. The large quantity of stolen cocaine currently in their possession takes them to a whole new level in the drug game. Evan believes they are all dead.
Boris pulls the gun on the bullying schoolmate who swiped headsets that belong to his brother, Gabriel (Sterling Beaumon). The incident gets the little guy expelled from school. Marta lets Evan know that he needs to get out of the crime business. She says she will protect her children at any cost. If Evan doesn’t want to go along with this plan, she will have no choice but to leave him. Getting out isn’t going to be easy after Irwin’s actions.
Everyone is having a great time at Kat’s wedding reception with the exception of Evan. He lets Irwin and Mike know that they’ll sell the stolen drugs for one final score. Irwin packs a gun to meet with his buyer. A somber Evan heads back to the reception for a sweet dance with Marta. Elsewhere, the police arrest Erwin for felony possession of a firearm. Mike thinks Evan snitched on him. He threatens to kill him in front of all the wedding guests before the family’s longtime enforcer/bodyguard/hitman , Luther (Luke Goss), pulls him away. Evan lets Marta know that if she truly wants out of this life, they have to leave everything behind—including her family.