A team of Navy S.E.A.L.s are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the wrong hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. government will not mount a rescue mission to free the soldiers, so their adolescent children take over. The kids find a way to venture into the foreign country and then must overcome many obstacles.
Their kids are led by Max (Marc Price), the son of Admiral Rothman (James Cromwell), an electronics whiz; Max gets a tape of a meeting and learns of the situation via his homemade bugs. He recruits Shawn Howard (Ned Vaughn) and Adrian Phillips (Christine Harnos). Shawn then gives a tape of the meeting to J.J. Merrill (Kevin Dillon), a rebellious teenager whose father was also on the captured SEAL team. J.J. proposes that they carry out the mission themselves!