Kate and her brutish boyfriend Massive Al promote handguns on the streets of New York. She’s sensible, fashionable, and self-confident, however all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three pals encourage her restoration: Vic, a girl who want to be Kate’s lover; Reilly, who runs with Al but additionally is interested in Kate and repulsed by Al’s violence; and, Liz, the counselor assigned to Kate from a battered-women’s program. Vic and Reilly speak about killing Al, Liz provides pep talks; Kate stays frightened. Will Al’s menace and Kate’s dependency maintain sway?