Porter’s a ruthless thug who goes after what he wants with a vengeance. After he's been double-crossed by his partner and wife, he wants some "payback" for the betrayal he's endured and the money he's owed. However after Porter learns that his partner has used the money to join "The Outfit," he decides that they owe him instead. With the aid of a prostitute he used to work for, he pursues what he's entitled to. The theatrical version and director’s cut share the same material. Although they are similar, the endings are not. Porter’s more edgy, brutal and less humorous in the director’s cut. Also the film's color is less noir-suggestive and more dynamic looking. Some of the actors have changed too. Other changes include a score replacement, narration removal, and no softening quips. Either way, ‘Payback’ is a tour de force of singleminded unfettered brutality!