When Christine Sanders (Carol Alt) divorces her husband she doesn’t count on the fallout. Christine is an American with millions of dollars. Her husband is the son of a Moroccan Arab tribal leader. Emir, (Omar Sharif) wants his grandson to take over as leader so he has his men kidnap him. That is when Christine decides to get tough. She hires a man named Tom Burton (Rutger Hauer) to help her get her son back. They sneak into Morocco and chase after Emir and his tribe. The tribe is holed up in a beautiful castle where they are now spending their time training the heir apparent. As the boy begins to enjoy his new status, Christine and Tom must face the tribal warriors and the natural elements of Morocco to steal the boy back.