Titus Semple, the corrupt sheriff of steamy Truro, Florida double crosses drug dealer Nick Walker and his partner Terry. Realizing that politician Fielding Carlyle is Titus's Achilles heel, Walker and Terry decide to kidnap Field and his new bride Constance. Field and Constance are abducted and held aboard their honeymoon yacht. Titus and Constance's family the Weldons receive a ransom demand for one million dollars. With the help of Sam Curtis, the family scrambles to arrange the money.