This movie takes place in a small desert town that is dying. The town officials are working together to buy all the properties from their owners, then turn around and sell it to a development company. There is only one problem. Everyone in town must sell. Mr. Peterson, whose great grandfather helped build the town, wants no part of it. They blackmail a drifter (Mike) into killing Mr. Peterson. Then they turn around and try to kill him to tie up all the loose ends. There is one small problem. Mike is now hunting down the city officials. The movie twists and turns until the end when it is revealed that Mike was set up from the get go. The woman he thinks he is in love with is not who she says she is, but she ends up saving his life.