Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.
- Year: 1974
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Studio: Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions
- Keyword: prison, police, stadium, kidnapping, hostage, texas, adoption, texas ranger, baby-snatching, based on true story, road trip, on the run, vulgarity, convicted felon, runaway couple, fugitive lovers
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Cast: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton, Gregory Walcott, Steve Kanaly