The moral foundation of a small Texas town is torn apart in this explosive drama about power and greed, starring Marlon Brando, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Sheriff Calder (Brando) isn't the only person chasing Bubber Reeves (Redford) when he escapes from prison. Oil and cattle baron Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) wants Bubber out of the way to cover up the love affair his son Jason is having with Bubber's wife (Fonda). The Chase is on. When bigotry and booze propel the townsfolk into a vigilante mob, Calder's wife (Dickinson) tries to convince her husband that he doesn't have to bring Bubber in alive. But the sheriff is fighting for justice and he won't be stopped until the shattering climax.