It's 1974. Eighteen-year-old Karen and 25-year-old Jack come from very different backgrounds, but each was sent to a mental hospital because of their anti-social behavior and drug use. That is where they met and fell in love. Jack is obsessed with Elvis Presley and fantasizes about killing him. But when he loses control in hospital and kills one of the doctors, the lovers escape and hit the road. And they make Los Angeles their destination, because Elvis has an upcoming concert there and Jack now believes that killing The King is his destiny.