But, after Klaus viciously murders Ellen as part of his art, Cole's apathy transforms to pure unadulterated rage once his daughter's killer flees to his Paraguayan homeland claiming diplomatic immunity.
Along with his gang, which includes the likes of "Baby Face" Nelson (Richard Dreyfuss) and "Pretty Boy" Floyd (Steve Kanaly), he robs Midwestern banks and leaves a trail of devastation in his path.
But Melvin Purvis (Ben Johnson), an unrelenting federal agent, is hot on the trail of Dillinger's gang, and will stop at nothing to bring them to justice.
Now Cusack must fight both gangs -- and corruption in his own department -- in order to stop the drug war.
During the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Warren Oates), a ruthless, arrogant criminal, is the most wanted man in America.
Veteran Air Force pilot Charles "Chappy" Sinclair (Louis Gossett Jr.) is drawn into international intrigue when Anna Morales (Rachel Mc Lish), the sister of a recently deceased friend, asks for his help.
Anna reveals that her brother died at the hands of Gustav Kleiss (Paul Freeman), an ex-Nazi who runs a drug ring in Peru and is holding her father hostage.But when the posse finds Chato's family and brutalizes them, the escapee decides it's time to stop running and start taking revenge on the lynch mob. Eddie Cusack (Chuck Norris) and his team stake out a drug exchange involving notorious drug czar Luis Comacho (Henry Silva).Cusack is caught off guard, however, when rival Mafia kingpin Tony Luna (Mike Genovese) and his disguised crew show up, unleash a torrent of gunfire on Comacho's crew and make off with both cash and cocaine.Marine Cole Hickel (Bruce Boxleitner) is a man of discipline.So, when he meets his daughter Ellen's new beau, so-called artist Klaus Hermann (Tom Bresnahan), he is not impressed.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.