Nate (Spencer Treat Clark) and Skylar (Nick Eversman), sons of sheriff Bloom Towne (Ted Levine), are involved in the accidental death of the town Mayor in a hunting accident and Skylar is arrested. The Mayor's wealthy family - the Cavanaugh's - lead by Randy Cavanaugh, (Michael Bowen) are bent on revenge and determined to use their influence to get a murder one conviction. In desperation, Nate breaks Skylar out of jail and, handcuffed together, the two escape into the wilderness. The Cavanaugh clan, deciding that Sheriff Towne is unable to act impartially, give chase with orders to shoot to kill. The two boys must now outrun the law and the redneck, vigilante posse that has declared open season on them.