A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry. Doc McCoy gets bailed out of prison by his wife, Carol, on the condition that the two pull off a bank heist for a corrupt politician. But Doc learns that things aren’t on the level as he and Carol try to make off with lots of cash.
This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless girl who finds in her relationship with Bobby the stability she craves.