Jess Harper is on the run from the law after killing a U.S. marshal in Laramie when he meets up with Vern Jamieson on the trail. Vern, having witnessed the murder, offers Jess a position with Owen Cantrell and Loren Corteen in their private army in the border dispute between the U.S. and Canada. Corteen is fostering a rebellion in the neutral territory and using as many gunmen as he can hire to fill the ranks. Jess agrees but it's evident early on that he doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the gun slicks that have been hired. He's causing too much trouble, asking too many questions and getting too friendly with the wrong girl. Jess is forced to kill Jamieson when the latter figures out that Jess isn't what he appears. His actions trap Jess in Corteen's lair and the only way out will be at the business end of a gun during the raid on a U.S. Army supply train. It's a race against time for Jess to prevent the raid, save the supply train and stop Corteen and Cantrell. His only ally in ... Written by
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The gunfight with the Army wagons was filled with things experienced gunfighters such as the raiders and soldiers would not do, thus making the sequence of events shown impossible. The raiders began firing well outside of revolver range. The soldiers were transporting rifles and ammunition and mostly used handguns. Cantrell was shot and left to lay and none of the soldiers checked on him, so he just got up and rode away. Cantrell's horse remained near him despite all of the others running away. Jess could have had a better effect against the raiders by attacking them from behind where he already was, but instead rode to the wagons to engage them. Jess approached the wagons after firing on them and was not fired on by any of the soldiers. Jess never aimed his gun while firing, instead firing from the hip- something an experienced gunfighter would not do for long range shots. See more