Death's Assistant ( Robert Forster)abandons three spirits in a Hollywood Hills home. A hair stylist (Alexandra Paul), a salesman (Wing Hauser) and a legal secretary (Robin Mattson). They awaken to fear, anxiety and bewilderment: How did they get here? Who is the other person? How do they get out? This raw display of emotion continues until Death's Assistant's appears. Angered by his superiors disregard of his work, he must now explain Death's bureaucracy is overloaded. A mistake has been made. Only two people were supposed to come over. One gets to go back! With this declaration, Death's Assistant's disappears. Who gets to go back?
It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier.
Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad.