They were hired killers going up against the deadliest f-rce of all. Each other.
Cinematic version of the O'Henry story The Ransom At Red Chief, this "suspenseful, funny, and insightful thriller... should please people with a taste for something different and subversive" (TV Guide).
Cohen and Tate are two Mafia hit men who don't exactly hit it off. Cohen (Roy Scheider, Jaws) is an old pro, a cold-blooded killer who is all business. Tate (Adam Baldwin, Chuck) is a young hothead who kills for fun. Together they kidnap a nine-year-old Travis Knight (Harley Cross, The Believers), an eyewitness to a recent mob rub out. Now, they've got 24 hours to deliver him to Houston for interrogation and elimination. Realizing their mutual hatred is his only hope, Travis plays this lethal odd couple against each other. But when their volatile words explode into a fiery gun battle, he's caught in the cross fire.