Len Rowan (Brian Dennehy) makes life a living hell for the residents of a small town. Despite his history of violence and intimidation, Rowan has always remained one step ahead of the law. With the help of his hotshot attorney, he's been able to duck countless criminal charges. But his bullying goes too far when, after an argument, he shoots a local grocery store owner. When the sheriff offers little in the way of help, the townspeople decide to take the law into their own hands.