"The one thing I learned [making the film] was never to agree to direct a picture without script control. Since then I've learned that that sometimes isn't enough."
- SAM PECKINPAH
Total Film - 10/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "A solid genre outing with a few dark moments."
Peckinpah's first feature follows a funeral procession through hostile Apache territory led by the man who accidentally killed the boy in the coffin. The soldier who made the promise of protection to the boy's mother hopes to settle more than one score at the end of the journey.