Jane Bonner (Shanna Reed) is a mid-western mother who is given custody of her young son. Her ex-husband Robert (Terry O'Quinn), a volatile policeman and harsh parent, is furious about the decision. Later, Jane meets soft spoken Patrick Brouse (Pierce Brosnan) and a quick romance develops. Jane and Brouse marry and plan to move to Los Angeles. All at once, Brouse becomes husband and father to her 9-year-old son. But when Jane and her son decide to drive across the country to their new home, they find themselves stalked by her angry ex-husband and a mysterious third party.