In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.

Billy Taggart: Doesn't anybody in this town speak in complete fuckin' sentences anymore?
Billy Taggart: I did it to keep a woman.
Cathleen Hostetler: Then you *do* believe in love.
Billy Taggart: I believe in loving the one you're with.
Cathleen Hostetler: Mm, what are you, stupid or Catholic?
Billy Taggart: Both.
Mayor Hostetler: You know, women call men dogs. That's to suggest we're somehow untrustworthy or disloyal. But a dog is anything but. And if men are dogs, what the goddamn hell does that make women? You've ever seen a bitch in heat? She will grind herself across the grass to try and get her that itch. And she can find a way to sneak out of the backyard, as any dog will do.
Mayor Hostetler: There are some wars you fight and some wars you walk away from. This isn't the fighting kind.
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Prosecutor: Your Honor, it's murder. Even when the police do it.
Carl Fairbanks: Guess we both misjudged Billy, Mayor.
Carl Fairbanks: Then again you misjudged a lot of us.
Carl Fairbanks: You thought Billy would rollover; you thought Andrews was sleeping with your wife;
Carl Fairbanks: you thought I wasn't.
Cathleen Hostetler: [to Taggart] You are cut rate. You're cheap to hire, and you're cheaper to throw away.