Colin Farrell stars as Jim Street, an L.A.P.D. officer whose recent demotion to a desk job leaves him desperate for a second chance to don the elite S.W.A.T. uniform. That break comes when team commander Hondo (Samuel L. Jackson) is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch officers for a new unit. After weeks of rigorous physical training, the new team is quickly thrown into action when a notorious drug lord, played by Olivier Martinez, offers a $100 million reward to anyone who can free him from police custody.