A group of Mexican bandits, led by the great Warren Oates (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia), head for the town of Lonely Dell in order to cross the Paria River. Leaving a trail of death and destruction along the way, they arrive at Lonely Dell not expecting any resistance from the town's citizen. After decimating the local town, the gang of bandits demand that bargeman Travis (Lee van Cleef, Sabata) transport the crooks and their booty across the river. But they get more than they bargained for when Travis turns the table on the vicious gang. The great Gordon Douglas (Between Midnight and Dawn) directs action packed adventure influenced by the ultra violent Spaghetti Westerns that made Van Cleef an international superstar. The top-notch supporting cast includes Forrest Tucker, Kerwin Mathews and Mariette Hartley.