Julian Shay (Willie Nelson) is a Philadelphia preacher who moves his new bride, Raysha (Morgan Fairchild), to the wilds of Montana where he plans to take over a ministry. Raysha, who is against the move, is really in love with another man. Their new town, though, is suffering under the
thumb of an evil rancher (Royal Dano) who has controlled the local water supply since the town well dried up. When Shay's wife leaves him, his mind snaps and he straps on a gun. RED HEADED STRANGER boasts outstanding production values, nice cinematography, and a good cast. Unfortunately, the film
is poorly scripted, haphazardly directed, and badly paced.