The untamed West belongs to the man who can rope it in – the American cowboy. Rancher Charlie McCloud (Charlton Heston) is one of the best, and he’s proud of everything he’s given to the land. Proud of everything except his son (Peter Strauss). Charlie Jr. shamed his father years ago and McCloud can’t – won’t – forgive him. But now McCloud is dying and Charlie Jr. must try to make peace. Although they ride the land together, neither man will give in, and their pride soon turns into an explosion of rage. The violence can only end when these two proud men find the courage to face their past, and each other.