A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.
He lives by a code of honor.
He's willing to die for it, too.
Rafe Covington is as good as his word, and he's determined to keep his promise to a dying man that he'll look after the man's widow and Wyoming ranch. But the widow doubts the integrity of drifter Covington. And an unscrupulous land grabber and his gunmen are sizing up the ranch the way a spider eyes a fly.
Tom Selleck plays Covington in this stirring Western that reteams him with Simon Wincer, who directed Selleck in Quigley Down Under and also helmed the award-winning Lonesome Dove. Star and filmmaker again score a bull's-eye, steeped in the cowboy way that source novelist Louis L'Amour knew better than anyone. Valor, grit, uprightness - the signposts of the heroic West mark the Crossfire Trail.