When Johnny picks cotton at Angola Prison and then almost gets stabbed to death, Hill and Rourke do their meanest to put you inside his misshapen head. Two figures loom ominously above him. A suave, gritty cop named A.Z. Drones (Morgan Freeman) wants to hound Johnny into giving up the other players on the coin heist. But the smart, stalwart Dr. Resher (Forest Whitaker), who runs a charity hospital, feels that Johnny's criminal past is the result of his malformations. He wants to improve Johnny's looks and provide him with a new identity.