Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.
Plot Keywords: prison, stadium, texas, hostage, kidnapping, adoption, baby-snatching, texas ranger, police, road trip, based on a true story, vulgarity, convicted felon
|Writers||Steven Spielberg, Matthew Robbins, Matthew Robbins, Hal Barwood, Hal Barwood|
|Production Companies||Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions|
|Production Country||United States of America|