The Quick and the Dead
A movie about Eastern settlers in Wyoming in the 1870s who are helped by a mysterious stranger to fend off the attack of a violent gang. Duncan McKaskel, a peaceful man who has mellowed after his days as a soldier, and Susanna, his wife and the mother of their 12-year-old son Tom, travel in a covered wagon to Wyoming, where they hope to start a cattle business. A dangerous gang of men begin to stalk them, and they are made aware of their predicament by Con Vallian, a charismatic stranger and a skilled survivor, who is pursuing a member of the gang.
Duncan is uncomfortable by Con's persistent presence, and resents Con's violence. Susanna finds herself drawn to the attractive stranger. Tom even finds himself drawn into the conflict, as he compares the gunman's style to his father's. The fate of the McKaskel family becomes linked with Con's as they fight for their survival.