Suave, irresistible Joe and his hypochondriac partner Terry have escaped from prison. Cutting a swath from Oregon through California, these fugitives rob banks in order to finance their scheme for a new and somewhat legitimate life south of the border, leaving a trail of terrified bankers, bad wigs, and an adoring public, in their wake. Unfortunately, things get more complicated when they meet Kate Wheeler, an ordinary housewife sick of her boring life who happens to run into Terry with her car. Kate joins the bandits on their cross-country spree, and eventually she steals something too, their hearts. Both guys fall in love with Kate and Kate falls for both of them. Joe and Terry are far from ideal on their own, but together they make up the perfect man.