Wayne (Robert Redford) and Eileen Hayes (Dame Helen Mirren) live the American Dream. Together, they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of F.B.I. Agents and their lives under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the F.B.I. to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.