Army Captain Colter Stevens finds himself running on a special application in which his consciousness can be inserted into another person. The most effective seize is can handiest be there for eight mins at any given time. That morning, a bomb exploded on a commuter educate just outdoor Chicago. He occupies the frame of teacher going to work on that train and is harassed as to what he is doing or why he's there as his closing memory is of flying his helicopter on a fight task in Afghanistan. Those in fee of the program explain to him that there's a bomb at the teach that have to find it. More importantly, he must identify the bomber as another bombing is predicted later that day. He is likewise instructed but that he can not exchange the beyond and can handiest acquire statistics. As he develops a liking for his visiting associate Christina, he units out to test that principle.