Once Lyon Gauthier (Jean-Claude Van Damme) joined the French foreign legion and now serves in a remote region of North Africa. To the soldier comes the sad news that his brother living in Los Angeles, with severe burns, went to the hospital. Gautier appeals to the command with a request to give him leave, but receives a refusal. Then Lyon desertes from the unit and on the ship goes to America, about this the plot of the film "Samovolka". Two well-trained legionnaires receive orders, catch up with Gauthier and return him back to the unit.
The final point of the route of the ship on which Lyon is sailing is the city of New York. Now the legionnaire needs to somehow get to Los Angeles, and he does not have the means for this. Lyon finds the opportunity to earn money by participating in street battles without rules. He manages to get a few thousand dollars and go to California. There he learns that the brother died in the hospital. Gaultier wants to help the brother's family financially and therefore agrees to participate in battles without rules, but at a higher level. Legionnaires sent to find Lyon, find it. As fate will develop, this soldier is shown in this film, full of kickboxing and karate.