Reporter Peter Campbell and his sidekick cameraman are caught in the middle of a jailbreak. TV newsman Peter Campbell's weekly heroic effort involves an escapee from jail who seems like such a nice kid. Campbell and his cameraman are assigned to the jailbreak. Campbell and McKnight get tangled up with the escapees and wind up as hostages. The fugitive doesn't really appear to be a dangerous criminal to Campbell, who does some fast talking and offers the promise to help clear the escapee of the charges that jailed him.