In this savage tale of love, greed, and redemption in America's early frontier famed lawman, Jon Stoudenmire, is on a quest to find peace at his vineyard paradise. Near his journey's end and anxious to settle down with his true love Elizabeth Thompson, Jon meets up with his long-lost cousin Cliff Stone. Stone asks Jon to stay and join his fight against greedy gold mining magnate George Stanton. Reluctant at first, after a shootout with one of Stanton's hired guns, Jon joins the fight. Stanton's senseless beating of lovely hotel owner Maggie Callahan only intensifies Jon's resolve. Faced with an angry Jon Stoudenmire, a desperate Stanton brings in a small army of hired guns to try and take him out. The resulting war shatters the myth of invincibility that had grown around Stanton and exposes the inner demons that drive the charming, yet conflicted gunman Jon Stoudenmire.