Amy and seven college friends set off on a Central American cruise on her parents’ yacht. When they go ashore to get medical attention for one of the boys, they are surrounded by masked members of a “”death squad”” of guerilla fighters. Only Amy gets away, thanks to Sarge, the group’s ex-marine chaperone. Once home, Amy pleads with Sarge and some of his buddies, to go in for a rescue raid on the death squad’s camp, because the American Ambassador was unable to negotiate the release of her friends. With only 48 hours until the ransom’s due, the “”toy soldiers”” embark on a daring mission to free the captives before they lose their lives.