Wart, his girlfriend Frances and their friend Marley are joy riders. The nights are filled with car thefts, insane car rides in the stolen vehicles, fights and wild parties. Their lives are self-destructive and full of violence. The only things that matters is the solidarity within their group and the next crazy exploit they can come up with. After a meeting in which the Church and the IRA try to find a solution to the joyride epidemic, a devastating conflict flare up between the IRA representatives and the youths.