Western directed by, written by and starring Dwight Yoakam. Christmas Eve 1907 is quiet in the Arizona Territory under the supervision of steadfast marshal Valentine Casey (Yoakam). Suddenly, with shocking brutality, the violent adoptive family from whom he has separated himself, led by no-nonsense patriarch Leland Henry (Luke Askew), rolls into town and commits a fatal robbery. One year later, Valentine has relocated to another town, where he begins a courtship with the mysterious and beautiful Adalyne (Bridget Fonda). Before long the haunted marshal is being sought out, not only by a bumbling government man (Bud Cort) whose records show that Val was killed a decade earlier in the Spanish-American War, but also by the outlaw family from whom he cannot seem to sever himself.