A mysterious figure hidden in a raincoat and beneath the shadows of a snap brim fedora walks a deserted Chicago City street at night. There are sirens in the air, cop cars race like fleeing gazelles through an empty breeze. There has been a murder.
As blood is washed down the drain of a plughole, the coarse and concerned voice of Dylan (husband) airs questions to a hostile Alice (housewife) regarding her most peculiar disappearance. "A walk" she says before retiring to bed. Fearing his attempts at probing for the truth were unsuccessful, Dylan documents the nights events on a post-stick note and leaves it on the dresser.
Outside is wet, a fierce and uninviting friday morning. At breakfast, subtle hints suggest that Dylan suffers from Amnesia, so when the post stick note is missing and Alice denies ever having left his side last night, Dylan discards his suspicions and satisfies himself it was a bad dream. "You look perfectly important" says Alice, as she looks at Dylan dressed in the attire she wore to commit a murder a few hours earlier. Dylan departs for work, and despite the despondent grey skies he is in high-spirit. Alice later sets fire to the "nonexistent" post-stick note and drains the soaked ashes down the kitchen sink.
The police are following up the lead, a tip from an anonymous call, someone claiming to have followed Dylan to his home on the night of the murder, so when there is a knock at the door and Alice opens it to be confronted by two detectives, she is not the least bit surprised. The two detectives are of contrasting character, Schmitt is calm and professional, whilst Minett is a lawless brute who later beats Dylan into submission and arrests him when he refuses to surrender to their demands.
As Alice fabricates evidence by spoiling Dylan's raincoat with the blood she stored in a bottle, she is disturbed by an unexpected visitor. Panic causes her to spill the bottle of blood over the kitchen floor, she opens the door to Fischer, an officer in possession of a search warrant. Alice is now faced with the task of acting and thinking fast in order to prevent the search of the kitching before she has the chance to clean up the incriminating mess she's made.
Downtown, Dylan struggles to prove his innocence during a police interview, and after he is shown a photograph of the murdered woman, chucks up his insides all over the carpet.
Against incredible odds, fate shows favor to Alice as she manages to escape the clutches of inevitability by disguising what can certainly be considered, "the end all" of operation revenge. Before Fisher leaves he agrees to Alice's request " you couldn't take these for him, it's cold out, he'll catch a chill" as she hands him Dylan's hat and blood tainted raincoat, to which he responds, "half the world would die for a love like yours".
Back at the station and following previous events, Schmitt is convinced that Dylan is hiding something and accuses him of having unlawful engagements with the deceased victim, accusations which Dylan hurriedly denies. But an unconvinced Schmitt points out the tracks he failed to cover.
When Fisher finally attaches importance to the raincoat, a high speed race ensues, during which the cop car bolts towards oncoming traffic in an attempt to quickly arrive back at base. But it's too late, Dylan is released, and as the cop car flies by, Dylan hails a lonely wandering taxi and climbs in.
In a turn of events, hours later when the law shows up at Dylan's home in the dead of night to apprehend him, Alice is more surprised than the officer when it is revealed that the innocent Dylan has not returned.
Tagline: At the edge of heaven, all hell breaks loose.