A struggling architect (Martin Donovan), being sued for divorce by his wife (Joanna Going) and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's (Richard Schiff) strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual stripper (Danny Edwards) who is bothered by accurate, but extremely violent visions of future events. The increasingly violent visions start including the architect, who doesn't believe in the prophesy. One who does however is a psychiatrist who is seeing both the stripper and the architect and is sleeping with the ex-wife. He uses the prophecies for his own financial gain. Finally the scenes from the vision move into reality amidst many plot turns.