Gene Wilder and Gilder Radner team up in this romantic, Hitchcock-style thriller. Wilder plays Michael Jordan, an innocent bystander turned victim, turned hero. Kate Hellman (Radner) falls in love with him while looking for her brother's murderers. Together they're caught in a world of international intrigue, suspense and murder. Ransom (Richard Widmark), a ruthless adversary, is intent on eliminating Michael. Pursued by Ransom, Michael and Kate embark on a bold mission which takes them on a wild ride in an airplane high above the Grand Canyon, to a hidden military command center, through a frenzied chase in the streets of New York and to a desert outpost where attackers besiege them from all sides.