When Christy Hanson (Claudia Udy), the daughter of a prominent US senator, is kidnaped by Central American Communist insurgents, her friends find the government unable to help. They decide to go after her themselves, so the group--Steve (James Van Patten), Henry (Chad McQueen), Eddie (Dean
R. Miller), Mack (James Marcel), and Carla (Linda Blair)--loads up a jeep with a bunch of guns and drives to Central America. NIGHTFORCE doesn't succeed on any count. The action scenes are flat, the story is badly paced, and the acting is indifferent.