A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.
Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Julio Cedillo, Vanessa Bauche, Barry Tubb, Melissa Leo, Sonny Carl Davis, Jesse De Luna