"This is Officer Ryan, are you a friendly?" "Negative. But I can be!" Inmates are rioting in Cedar Hill Asylum and holding the guards hostage. Police can't get a foot in the door without risking one of their own dying. So what can they do? Officer Ryan attempts contact with the guards, but finds the person on the other line to be one of the murderous inmates of the Asylum. A group of killers agree to assist the police in the situation for a "small price." Working from the inside out, the bad guys become the good guys as they fight to save the captive guards and themselves.