A failed, recluse director, Max, moves from New York City to a small seaside town after his wife's death. He struggles with his parental role over his son. Eddie, meanwhile, is becoming increasingly involved in the not-so-underground culture of drugs, promiscuous sex, and gang violence that lies there.The chasm between them seems to be growing despite Max's best efforts. Max jogs in the mornings and routinely passes a psychic. She spontaenously predicts that one night a serial killer will attack Eddie on the beach.Eddie is sampling various drugs with his friend, Smiley, and having unprotected sex. He ignores the advice of his father as a rule and seems beyond hope of redemption in the eyes of mainstream society. He shows potential for betterment when he prevents the murder of a rival gang member. Max saves Eddie from the serial killer.
U.S Postal Inspectors are called in when a suburban couple are killed by a mail bomb. Suspicion immediately falls on the couple's estranged and heavily in debt son, who also just happens to be a Navy munitions expert. But investigations reveal that he is on the run from a past event in his life that is associated with the bombings.
Nathan Del Amico是一位事业有成的纽约律师，他整日忙于工作，与妻子和女儿日益疏远Nathan童年曾经历过一次严重的交通事故，险些丧命，准确的说，他在鬼门关里走了一遭又捡回了一条命。某次，他认识了一位神秘的医生Kay（约翰·马尔科维奇饰演），Kay声称自己具有一种超能力——他能预见哪些人死期将至，这些将死之人会散发出一种白光，只有开天眼的人才能看到。作为通灵的“信使”，他的工作就是提醒那些将死的人安排好自己的生活，以免在撒手人寰时留下太多的遗憾。Nathan刚开始觉得这是无稽之谈，但接下来发生的事情让他不得不对Kay深信不疑。