To Bull McCabe (Richard Harris) it is his life. But now the field he has worked and loved for as long as he can remember is to be sold by public auction. When an American (Tom Berenger) bids for the land against Bull, the stage is set for a fearful confrontation that both men are determined to win. With both the land and their livelihood at stake Bull and his son attempt to frighten off the American. It's a battle that they can't afford to lose. For the field holds a dark secret that must be protected at any cost.