Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas (Mickey Rourke) teams up with Richie Nix (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who reminds Armand of his kid brother that got killed during a job. While Richie is trying to hit up a real estate guy for money, Carmen Colson (Diane Lane) and Wayne Colson (Thomas Jane) get in the way but escape. Armand has only one rule for his jobs: never let anyone live who sees your face.

Carmen and Wayne get put under police protection but Armand finds them. The police are looking for Armand and Richie so they fake their deaths using Armand's kid brother's body as Armand's in a car fire. With the police off their tail, Armand and Richie go in for the kill. Richie shoots his girlfriend, Donna (Rosario Dawson) before they leave for a life of crime.

Carmen is alone in the house so Armand and Richie wait until Wayne gets back to kill them both together. Richie has some fun and forces Carmen to strip down to her underwear. Armand gets tired of Richie's talking and shoots him in the head at the dining table while Richie is blowing a bubble with his gum. Armand lets Carmen go upstairs to put on some clothes. While there she grabs a rifle. Armand disarms Carmen while Wayne comes up the drive.

Wayne sees Richie's dead body through a window and gets ready for a fight. Armand and Wayne have each other in their gun sights. Carmen surprises Armand and shoots him dead.

Thanks Ann-Marie 'crappy' F!