An aging, violent hold-up artist enlists the aid of his pacifistic son to pull off one final job in this crime melodrama. Farmer, the father, has just lost his long-time partner in a failed Chicago heist. The son, Chase, who has done nothing more criminal than shoplifting, decides to pitch in and help. Hilary, Chase' girl friend, looking for a little excitement, also decides to help. Though they carefully plot out the robbery, the actual caper goes awry with tragic results.