When three cowhands, John T. (John Clark Gable), B.D. (James Brolin), and July (Richard Roundtree), are offered a magnificent Sorrel stallion in exchange for one of their mangy cowponies, they are naturally suspicious. It all becomes clear, however, when it appears the stallion is wild and vicious and unable to be ridden by anyone other than John T., who names him Jim. Dubbed Bad Jim by his bruised and battered companions, the horse inexorably leads the trio into a life of crime. From simple cowhands, they become most-wanted outlaws in the West. Bank robbing and killing become the norm for these once pure and honest cowboys, ever since they became "tainted" by Bad Jim. But will they realize the cause of their problems before it’s too late? Written and directed by Clyde Ware.