What if there were no rules? What if there were no laws? Or what if your life became so routine, so mechanical – so hopeless – that you simply stopped following them? This is the question facing Julian, a 21-year-old Los Angeles dishwasher who slaves away in a kitchen with all the opportunity of a prison camp, and lives in a household as rigid and structured as the cold metal counters confining his workspace. Julian's frustration with the suffocating structure of his life, "the blueprint and the scaffolds and the woodwork all framing my perfectly static existence," soon drives him under the wing of a coworker, Tony, a charismatic sandwich boy with a cocaine-white smile. However, as Julian becomes more deeply invested in the workings of Tony's drug empire, the feasibility of Tony’s anarchistic philosophies are put to the test in a series of crimes culminating in armed robbery, murder, and a multi-million dollar ruse with a Mexican drug lord. Ultimately, Julian will have to find his own way out from under his boss’s, his father’s, and his city’s control, but how far down will he have to follow Tony to get there?