James Clayton is fired up. a bartender by night and computer hacker in the few hours of daylight for which he manages to leave his water bed, the kid is flying high, on a roll with a laid-back lifestyle that suits him just fine. Played by an agile Colin Farrell, Clayton is also a heartthrob with his five o'clock shadow and chiseled pecks. A cushy job offer from Dell computers peaks his interest in securing a professional career, and at the same moment he meets Walter Burke (Al Pacino), a recruiter from the CIA. Intrigued, Clayton is sent to an intensive CIA training camp called 'The Farm,' where he quickly learns the gravity of his decision as he undergoes grueling tests of physical, mental, and psychological strength.