|Robert Duvall||Boss Spearman|
|Kevin Costner||Charley Waite|
|Annette Bening||Sue Barlow|
|Michael Gambon||Denton Baxter|
|Abraham Benrubi||Mose Harrison|
|Dean McDermott||Doc Barlow|
Boss Spearman and his cowhands Charley and Mose are driving cattle across a large expanse of country. When Mose ventures into a sparse village to buy a few necessities, he is met with violent hostility from Denton Baxter, an affluent landowner, and his right-hand man, Poole . When Mose doesn't come back, Boss and Charley realize he's in trouble, so they plot to get him back and get revenge on those who captured him.