Two wedding-chapel robbers race cross country to escape the consequences of a maybe-botched con in Las Vegas. Along the way they find it hard to break old habits and compete for the attention of a woman they accidentally kidnap.
The plot centers on a cliff in California known as a popular suicide spot. When a man builds a house next to the cliff and starts talking people down from their attempts to kill themselves, the town of Port Costa begins to form. The survivors settle together.