A serial killer is on the loose in a Los Angeles suburb, and a television repairman with a pronounced limp named Horace Pinker (Mitch Pileggi) becomes the prime suspect. When the investigating detective, Lt. Don Parker (Michael Murphy), gets too close, Pinker murders Parker's wife, daughter, and his biological son. However, his adopted son Jonathan (Peter Berg) develops a strange connection to Pinker through his dreams and leads Parker to Pinker's rundown shop. In a shootout in which several officers are killed, Pinker manages to escape. He targets Jonathan's girlfriend Allison (Camille Cooper) in retribution.