How many people live as they want? Not Bill Anderson (William Russell) he has a mundane job as a clerk in a travel agency. Trapped in his loveless marriage Bill dreamt of a more exciting existence. His opportunity comes quite by chance. A client at the travel agency changes his travel plans and returns tickets to Panama just before a bank holiday. Bill figures he can steal the tickets and be on a faraway beach before he is discovered.
His plan is working, he arrives at the airport with passport, money and tickets. However his gaze is drawn to a beautiful woman (Adrienne Corri). They strike up a conversation. He quickly falls under her spell and when their flight is postponed for 24 hours she entices him away from the airport, but all is not as it seems.
Will Bill eventually escape the monotony of his existence or will he realise he is not cut out for life on the run?