Sean O'Neal and Carl O'Hara are best of friends and both are Vietnam Vets. They live in the Cherokee National Forest. Once a month John Henry and Billy Ray, two inbred brothers, pack up their mules with marijuana from their fields in the forest and go on a four day trip. Sean and Carl use this time to go to the fields and steal enough for their own use. Sean is leaving the fields one morning when he spots the two brothers returning early. They have an oriental woman strapped to one of the mules. They had kidnapped her and planned to rape and then murder her. Sean is at a lost as what to do. Suddenly he finds his feet carrying him down the mountain to aid the poor woman, knowing full well it would mean the end of the quiet peaceful life he treasured so much in the Tennessee Mountains.