D-Mo (Daemon Moore) is a small-time Washington, D.C. drug dealer who decides to make his move. He enlists his friend, Drama (Jeff Edward), a petty thief on probation, in his scheme to become a local drug kingpin. Drama reluctantly goes along, and soon the two are moving product, and watching the money pile up. D-Mo hooks up with an old girlfriend, Nikki (Jaimie Patton), who has a young daughter whose father is in prison. Drama, meanwhile, uses his newfound wealth to pursue a hedonistic lifestyle that D-Mo feels is bringing too much attention to their operation. The two have a falling out which eventually leads to a shoot-out on a local playground. An innocent child is gunned down and soon the police, led by Lieutenant Redding (Morgan Freeman), are investigating the crime in a desperate effort to prevent more bloodshed.