After playing a violence-prone peace lover in BILLY JACK; THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK; and BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON, Laughlin decided to try something new and daring. Taking the plot from an old Japanese samurai picture (GOYOKIN ), Laughlin had it reworked into a plot dealing
with--surprise--a violence-prone, Old West peace lover. This poorly plotted and extremely violent piece (considering its PG rating) finds Laughlin a moralist cowboy in 1836. He spends most of the picture spouting liberal social rhetoric before proving his point by bashing heads. Angarola is
Laughlin's father-in-law, a stereotypical bad guy. He's behind some Indian massacres and land gra...