In Seattle, aspiring pickpocket Ray is not very adept at his chosen profession. He thinks he's made it to the big time when he learns that a "cannon" - a pickpocket - is looking for an apprentice. That cannon is Harry, recently arrived in Seattle, who has an aging associate Casey, a man with a penchant for cocaine. What Harry and Casey are really looking for is a "stall" - someone to act as the distractor.
- James Coburn - Harry
- Michael Sarrazin - Ray Haulihan
- Trish Van Devere - Sandy Coletto
- Walter Pidgeon - Casey
- Michael C. Gwynne - Fence
- Tony Giorgio - 1st Detective
- Michael Stearns - 2nd Detective