After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed by the Marlowe brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge, refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man. In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock. He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas, an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity. The eldest of the Marlow brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant. (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant). When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that ... Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When all of Texas was a powder keg...they lit the fuse!
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When Blayde Hollister mounts his horse to ride to the Robles compound near the end of the film, the sound of a horse galloping can be heard several seconds before he begins to move. There are no other horses moving in the street and the sound doesn't change once Blayde begins to ride. See more
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
But Marshal! This - this outlaw; if you don't arrest him, I shall!
Wild Bill Hickok
Outlaw? Let me tell you something, son. This ain't Boston. We had a war down here and you'll find men in high offices who are thieves and cutthroats. You'll find others who are branded outlaws that are only fighting for what's their own. There's those known as bad men and those as are bad men. You better learn to tell the difference!