In the small town of Summerville, South Carolina, Sandi McMann is the prettiest girl around. She and her fianc, handsome athlete Larry Burton, can't wait to attend the annual dance sponsored by their high school senior class, never suspecting that the night will change their lives forever . For Sandi, the dance was a memorable occasion, and a fun-fest she did not want to end. When the music stopped and she and Larry were leaving, she tried to persuade him to overlook the time limit suggested by his parents and to continue the evening fun elsewhere. At that moment, Jack Lemay drives up in a truck he had just stolen, and offers to take them for a ride down Interstate 95 to top off the evening's fun. They accepted his offer. The three are in good spirits until they hear a radio broadcast naming Jack as a suspect in a burglary. In a panic, Jack drives toward California to avoid arrest, starting a crime spree that involves Sandi and Larry as unwilling accomplices. Will Sandi and Larry find a way to escape, or will Jack's fate seal their own?