As World War II rages across Europe, the paths of two remarkable men cross in one of the most daring rescue missions of the war. As a result of their adventure, bonds of friendship are forged that will last a lifetime.
Soccer super star Malcolm McClain joins the British Royal Air Force to great fanfare - a national treasure doing his part. Then he's shot down over Yugoslavia and captured by the Nazis.
Chez Orlowski came from nothing, an unwanted orphan who landed in a Nazi work camp at an early age. He escapes to become a freedom fighter. Clever and relentless, Chez is a hero to the Polish people. His daring exploits earn him a name that's spoken with admiration and fear: 'The Spider.'
When the Yugoslav Partizani resistance learns of Hitler's plan to use McClain in a propaganda campaign, they vow to stop him. Their best option is to persuade the Spider to extract Malcolm from Stalag 306 and whisk him to safety. Their audacious plan sets off a series of bold maneuvers to outwit and outrun the Nazis.