A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world
Fergus is an IRA volunteer who, despite personal misgivings, takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody, stationed in Northern Ireland. The IRA hopes to use Jody as a bargaining chip to win the release of IRA operatives behind bars, but, while guarding Jody, Fergus becomes fast friends with his prisoner. Jody makes Fergus promise him that if he dies, Fergus will look in on his girlfriend, Dil, and see if she's all right.