Nikolai Rodchenko (Mikhail Baryshnikov) defected from Soviet Russia and became one of America's best ballet dancers. While on a plane for a trip, he flies over Russia. Unfortunately, when a malfunction happens to the plane, the plane must enter the land he exited. The government wants him to be part of their country again, and while they're getting things ready for a performance that will involve him, he stays with Raymond Greenwood (Gregory Hines), a dancer who left the Army in opposition to the Vietnam conflict. Little does Nikolai know that Raymond was put their as a plant for the KGB. Nikolai desires escape, but trust is an issue in the time this story is set in. Will he escape?