Dolf Beeler (Ron McLarty) and Bud Bullard (Joe Grifasi) are just two ordinary, everyday Americans living in neighboring small towns. Beeler works in a factory, Bullard owns a hardware store. Each man has a pretty wife, an attractive home, and a loving family. But all that is about to
change. Things begin simply enough, when Beeler tries to buy a can of paint thinner from Bullard's sullen son, Junior (Rob Vanderberry). Junior takes disrespectful exception to Beeler's unlit cigar, spitefully citing the store's "No Smoking" policy. Beeler gets all hot under the collar and gives
the boy a piece of his mind, only to find himself looking down the business end of a pistol...