In the Depression-torn dust bowl of the 1930s, a new kind of desperado is born. Pretty Boy Floyd, John Dillinger, and Bonnie & Clyde become as well-known and admired as movie stars. Bill Kurtis narrates their murderous rise and deadly fall
By the mid-1930s, law enforcement is outgunned and uncoordinated. Any state line provides a sanctuary for a fleeing hoodlum, setting the stage for a kidnapping wave. The Barkers become the First Family of Kidnapping, going after rich industrialists and their families, until J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI start cracking down.