U.S. agent Nick Allen (Billy Dee Williams) has his own idea about how to fight a war on drugs: go to the source...and cut the big-time traffickers down. Embittered over the drug-related death of his teenage daughter, Nick sets out to do just that. With stone-cold intensity, he locates and trains a dirty half-dozen recruits for a commando raid on the kingpins of a French drug syndicate. Each recruit has his or her own reason for being part of the death squad. And each has a lethal, take-no-prisoners specialty. Richard Pryor costars as one of the daring team members, and underwater warfare expert armed with a deadly air and a killer wit.