The year is 1953 and a young man by the name of Coleman Justice is forced to watch as his high school sweetheart is brutally raped by four young thugs. Later she dies in his arms. Thirty five years later a grown man's deeply buried memories of that day comes crashing back when he witnesses a similar incident in a bar where he has gone for a drink. This time, however, Cole CAN do something about it and DOES, quickly killing three of the four men, rescuing the girl, and in the process becoming a modern day folk hero. Armed with Bowie knife and Colt revolver, dressed in western gunfighter attire, the "Killer Cowboy" as he is soon known, dishes out swift and simple justice.