Winter. Night. A frigid wind blows from the North. A bum is sleeping in an alley in downtown Bakersfield. He dreams of riches, of beautiful women, and of hooch in limitless quantities. For a few short hours he forgets who he is, forgets everything that he's been through. He even forgets about his wife Jessica, who left him for his best friend John after they framed him for embezzling money from the materials company that he and John had started after college, taking the money for themselves to start their new life together.

He is oblivious to the chill of the night and the harshness of his reality. Unfortunately, he is also oblivious to the man in black that is creeping towards him…