Abby McWilliams and her brother Loren McWilliams are particularly moral teenagers. Their parents Mac and Mary Beth are killed in an accident, and it's decided that Abby and Loren will live in the small town of Glenby, Florida, with their uncle Charlie and aunt Fay, who own a gas station and an amusement park, both of which are on Charlie and Fay's property. Loren and Abby don't have much trouble making friends at the high school in Glenby. Loren starts dating Karen, who is the local sheriff's daughter, while Abby starts dating a guy named Mark. Loren feels uncomfortable when he sees a guy with blond hair harassing Abby one day at school in the lunch room. Mark tells Loren and Abby that the blond haired guy is Eddie Dutra, a teenage drug addict who is the leader of a local gang of redneck thugs. Dutra thinks Abby is very attractive, and that's why he wants to get his hands on her. Loren helps Abby keep Dutra at a distance, but Dutra doesn't like this treatment at all. Dutra and his gang start retaliating against Loren for keeping them away from Abby. Dutra's retaliations keep getting more and more vicious until Dutra forces a showdown at the amusement park by kidnapping Abby.