|Richard Gere||Eddie Jillette|
|Kim Basinger||Michel Duvall|
|George Dzundza||Captain Stemkowski|
|Gary Basaraba||Joe Collins|
|William Atherton||Allan Deveneux|
|Ray Sharkey||Angles Ryan|
After his partner is killed by the merciless crime boss Losado, Chicago cop Eddie Jillette takes to New Orleans to settle the score. When he finds Losado's mistress, Michel, Eddie handcuffs himself to the girl and heads for the bayou in an effort to draw out his rival. And though squatting in a swamp handcuffed to another person is no recipe for romance, Eddie and Michel soon find themselves falling in love even as Losado is closing in.