Dalton (Patrick Swayze) is the best bar bouncer in the business, but he's anything but typical. He's a little small for his trade, has a degree in philosophy and he believes in being nice. But when he's hired to clean up the Double Deuce in the small town of Jasper, he's pushed to his breaking point. Turns out Jasper is controlled by an evil sadist (Ben Gazzara) who doesn't want anyone meddling with his town. After he sends his goons to bust up the Double Deuce, all hell breaks loose. Now it's no more nice guy for Dalton as he starts busting heads, leading him to the all-time, no-holds-barred showdown of the century.