Danny is a bouncer at the Baseline, a club in the dark heart of East London's grime scene. Clean-living and disciplined, he works through gruelling shifts with his eye on a distant prize: opening a club of his own. One night, his prospects get an unexpected boost as he saves Terry, club owner and local crime boss, from a hitman. Danny's quick thinking earns him a promotion and a pay-raise. Suddenly, he's club manager, and settling down with the woman of his dreams. But success comes at a price.