Wade Corey (Andrew McCarthy) meets ex-con and fellow drifter Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon) on a freight train traveling through Kansas in this predictable crime drama. The two strike up a friendship and Doyle talks Corey into visiting his hometown. Soon the two are on the run after robbing a bank. The two split up as the police give chase, with Doyle hiding the money under a bridge. He rescues the governor's daughter from drowning before escaping. Wade falls in love with a local girl (Leslie Hope) as Doyle waits to run into Wade again and divide the money.