Scheider is an independent, tough Korean War veteran who, by his middle years, has attained prosperity through his own metallurgy company and has recently landed a contract with NASA.Hhe owns a fancy house and a Jaguar XKE. He has a beautiful and politically ambitious wife, Ann-Margret.
And he is having an illicit affair. His world is shattered, however, when three blackmailers (Glover, Williams III, and Trebor) show him a videotape of his last tryst with his mistress and demand money if he doesn't want the tape to go public. A stubborn man, Scheider defies the blackmailers by
telling his wife about the affair and refusing to pay. But the blackmailers then up the s...