Instant Death is an action thriller set amongst the seedy underbelly of English organized crime. Set in the midst of a vicious gang war for drug dominance retired Special Forces veteran John Bradley (Lou Ferrigno) who is trying to adjust to normal life leaves his home in New York and visits England in an attempt to rekindle his relationship with his estranged daughter. Haunted by inner demons of a violent past John hopes to make a fresh start of life and make up for lost time with his granddaughter. However during his visit John witnesses a murder and kills two thugs in the process of escaping. The gang comes back looking for John but find his family instead and their retribution on his last connection to humanity leads to a descent of fury and violence that not even the brutality of gangland is prepared for.