Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) helms this action-packed Western tale of a way of life that is quickly disappearing. Charley Waite (COSTNER), Boss Spearman (Oscar® winner ROBERT DUVALL), “Button” (DIEGO LUNA) and Mose Harrison (ABRAHAM BENRUBI), are all men trying to escape their pasts— and the one place where a man can be free is on the open range, driving cattle in a land where nature makes the only laws. Bound to each other by the “Code of the West”—standing up for what’s right, showing loyalty to those closest to you—the cowboys try to avoid violence. But one frontier town that rules through fear and tyranny changes their lives and forces them into action.
Amidst this turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for loner Charley when he meets the spirited Sue Barlow (Oscar® nominee ANNETTE BENING), a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul. As these courageous men prepare for the decisive battle that looms, they are also forced to confront and conquer their own internal demons.