A man searching for his father's killer learns that the culprit has been standing right there in front of him since the very beginning in this gritty revenge western starring Christian Slater and Donald Sutherland. John Mason and his estranged father have just reconnected for the first time in years when their train comes under attack by a gang of violent bandits. In the chaos, John is badly wounded and his father is killed. Later, while convalescing at a local ranch, John falls for the beautiful Alice (Jill Hennessey). But just as John prepares to lay the past to rest he learns that Alice's brother is the man who shot his father, and vows to seek vengeance.