Will Montgomery, played by Nicolas Cage, is a master thief with all the experience necessary to be a major concern for law enforcement officials. The movie starts off with Montgomery and three associates getting ready to stage a $10 million bank heist, as the FBI stands ready waiting to pounce on them. Some people have lucky rabbits feet, Will believes in Creedence Clearwater Revival to get him off to a good start, and his associate Vincent (played by Josh Lucas) just doesn't get it. As they get ready to do the heist, Will gets a call from his daughter about reading her a bedtime story, followed by some ribbing from Vincent. The FBI is listening in on the conversation, however they realize soon enough that they are not necessarily up to speed with the intended location for Will's heist, in fact they are a few blocks away from the planned target. Once they realize that they have been duped, agent Harlend (Danny Huston) and his team give chase to the correct location, but by the time they get there, they are too late. They eventually corner Will, but rather than run the risk of adding all those years to a possible sentence, Will decides to burn the evidence, all $10 million of it. He spent 8 years in the federal penal system, but Will is still a wanted man, this time it's about the $10 million that has yet to turn up. Harland wants to return it, and Vincent wants his cut. They are both very aggressive in tracking Montgomery, however, Vincent (who faked his death) has decided to kidnap Montgomery's 14 year old daughter to get him to give it up. Once he discovers that Will has burned the currency, he insists that Will find a way to come up with the money, or else. Simon West directs this action thriller, with Mark Valley as Fletcher and M.C. Gainey as Hoyt plays supportive roles.