Outta the grave and into the ghetto comes the tortured spirit of a 1940's tough as nails gangster who pries his way into the body of a hip and likeable young soul brother (Glynn Turman, How Stella Got Her Groove Back). With terrifying twists and turns, this spine-tingling, "sharp, hip and offbeat" (Boxoffice) adventure delivers pure urban action excitement!
Ike (Turman) is having a night on the town when he volunteers to be part of a hypnotist's nightclub act. But when the demonic spirit of a long-dead gangster muscles its way into Ike's mind - all hell breaks loose! Calling himself J.D., Ike thinks he is the reincarnation of the murdered gangster as he launches a rampage of revenge to destroy those who did him in years ago. It seems no one can stop this killing machine until one of his soon-to-be victims, a reformed hood turned preacher (Academy Award winner Lou Gossett), comes to the ghostly conclusion that if he hopes to survive, he must save Ike's soul himself!
A young law student's life is drastically changed when he agrees to undergo hypnosis and subsequently discovers that he is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a dead gangster.