In the blistering heat of the Mexican sierra, a village trembles in fear - waiting for the savage onslaught from Calvera and his bandidos. Terrorised, robbed, humiliated, the villagers are desperate to hit back and set off for the American border to buy guns. But in their quest they come across seven awesome weapons of destruction: a group of hard-riding, mercenary Western gunmen who will ride with them to the village and take out the bandidos. Led by Chris Adams (Yul Brynner), the seven find themselves plunged into a fight for the life of the village. In this classic Western inspired by the Seven Samurai of Japan, Brynner - together with a cast of the caliber of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Horst Buchholz - fire the first bullets in a fight to the death.