On the run to the Mexican border with their haul, a bandit chieftain (Warren Oates) and his gang find their escape stopping short at the banks of the Paria River. They begin terrorizing the community as a means of extorting a ride across from a local bargeman (Lee Van Cleef)...but the crafty and dangerous "barquero" will make sure they pay the freight. Italian-influenced oater co-stars Forrest Tucker, Mariette Hartley, Kerwin Mathews. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.