In 1961, Chas and Leroy, two fun-loving military serviceman who had enough of the service, leave Panama as stowaways in a military cargo plane flying for the States. Leroy is not satisfied with compensation for his army days, so he smuggles with him one box of military supplies, which he plans to sell in the USA. He tries out a military camera on some military base they fly over and throws away the photos. In the states, an army cleaner finds photos inside the plane and alerts his superiors. They think the stowaways are communist spies and the base starts a frantic search. Written by
Did You Know?
The name of the new rock n' roll dance performed at the diner was the "Twist". This dance became the first ever world-wide dance craze in the early 1960s around the time when this film was set (early April 1961). See more
The story is set in 1961 Florida. The big yellow Ryder van the bad guys use is a late 1970s model Chevrolet moving van. See more
Written by Del Shannon
and Max Crook
(as Max Crow) See more