Western written by and starring Jack Nicholson. Three desperados, Wes (Jack Nicholson), Vern (Cameron Mitchell), and Otis (Tom Filer), become friendly with a group of outlaws who have just robbed a stagecoach led by Blind Dick (Harry Dean Stanton).
But the friendship leads to trouble when a band of roughnecks out to capture the thieves assume that the innocent men participated in the crime.
Soon, Otis is dead, and Wes and Vern are running for their lives, hoping to escape the vengeful cowboys.
They hide out in the home of Evan (George Mitchell) and Catherine (Katherine Squire), who have a beautiful 18-year-old daughter, Abigail (Millie Perkins).
As the law closes in on the innocent men, they begin to think like guilty men, forcing Wes into committing an act that he will regret for the rest of his life.