As a group of friends get drunk, their anger at the army mixes with their desire to prove their bravery to each other, and they resolve to join Pancho Villa’s army to take part in the revolution. Don Tiburcio Maya (Antonio Frausto), Meliton Botello (Manuel Tames), Rodrigo Perea (Carlos Lopez), Maximo Perea (Raul de Anda), Martin Espinosa (Rafael Munoz) and Miguel Angel del Toro (Ramon Vallerino) decide to leave their village La Plata and join Pancho Villa’s army. Meeting with Villa (Domingo Soler) himself, the six men are named the Lions of La Plata. Initially bursting with optimism, the endless battles take a toll on them, both physically and emotionally. Villa’s army wins a number of battles, but each battle costs the life of a Lion until only one remains.