Jed Chance and Craig Mullins are two Civil War Veterans intent on starting a horse ranch in Texas in 1873. But after witnessing a bank robbery and abduction of two young women in Dallas, the men's plans suddenly change. The pleas and offer of a sizeable reward from a desparate and rich matriarch to bring back her granddaughters, or avenge their deaths, convince Jed and Craig to take on this job. The outlaws, who are known to Jed and Craig, are mean and dangerous. But Jed, a big man, experienced and fast with a gun, makes a promise: Hell waits for those on the wrong side of the law.