On their way home from Brooklyn psychiatrist Vic, daughter Julie and sister Stacey run short of gas. They leave they highway to search a petrol station - but end up erring around in South Bronx. A youth gang under the sadistic Ice stops their car and starts menacing them. When Julie drives away in panic, she damages one of their bikes. Ice feels provoked and decides to hunt them down... without fuel the 3 women soon have to flee by foot and defend their life with all means possible. Only the youngest gang member T.J. tries to help them.