Matt Lee Whitlock played by Denzel Washington is Chief of Police in a small town in the Florida Keys. He was successful in a big drug bust and confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars which he must give over to the DEA. Instead, he gives it to his high school sweetheart, Ann, played by the beautiful Sanan Lathan, with whom he is having an affair and who is terminally ill. She double crosses him and gives it to her ex-husband.
Matt along with his soon to be ex-wife Alex, played by the beautiful Eva Mendes, is in hot pursuit of a felon. Alex is unaware that Matt gave the money to Ann, or that he was even in possession of so much money. There is an incredible, ironic turn of events as to exactly what happened to the money and where it ended up.
Denzel Washington, one of my favorite actors, is outstanding in this film and always does an excellent job in every film he stars in. Eva Mendes is also outstanding. Sanan Lathan is excellent as Ann. The supporting cast is outstanding.