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Dinah, the "Butcha Girl," and stuntmen Steve, Lenny, Rick, Mike, and Denis film television commercials for a meat-packing company. Tired of her work, Dinah convinces Steve that they should escape the studio drudgery, take the white Jaguar belonging to the film company, and travel to an island off the coast of Devon that she wants to buy. On the road to Devon they meet a group of beatniks who tell a story of a cat and a monk. Then they ride into the center of a war-games battlefield, and a stray missile demolishes the car. Guy and Nan, a wealthy, middle-aged couple, pick up the hitchhikers and invite them to the Arts Fancy Dress Ball in Bath. Meanwhile, Zissell, an advertising executive, decides to capitalize on the disappearance of Dinah and notifies newspaper columnist Whiting of his star's kidnaping. In a frantic chase, the police, Steve's friends, and the advertising agents converge upon the costume party to find Steve and Dinah there. The two dissidents flee to the ranch of Louis, former leader of a London youth club, but Louis tries to turn them in for the publicity. Disappointed in Dinah's island, the couple decide to return to Smithfield when they meet Zissell and the photographers. Dinah cooperates, but Steve refuses to play a role in the stunt being filmed and abandons the group.