West and Evans are a pair of young lovers who start their downhill slide into romance by getting arrested for necking in public. Ignoring the warnings of their parents, the two find themselves in a real bind when West discovers that she is pregnant. They first try an illegal abortion but
are put off by the sleaziness, turning then to a real doctor. In order to pay the medical bill, Evans steals $500, but meets objection from West, who fails in an attempt to commit suicide. Nicholson makes one of his first screen appearances in this movie by writer-director Richard Rush (THE STUNT
MAN), who produced this picture independently and then sold it to Universal.