A once fun-loving lawyer, the now-respectable Circuit Judge John Goodnight (Luke Perry) is a stickler for the lawbooks with an aversion to arrogant attorneys. Traveling alone through the Wild West, Goodnight is unhappy when he finds himself in a dusty town’s courtroom with Lucius Breed, a malicious prosecutor. Things brighten up for Goodnight when he notices a beautiful widow in town, Callie Bluepoint (Stefanie von Pfetten). Before John has much time to preside over Breed’s tireless cases or spend more time with Callie, he witnesses a murderous bank robbery by the dangerous masked outlaw Deke Spradling and his gang of bandits, who have been terrorizing the town for months.
After Callie reveals a powerful secret about the identity of one of the bandits, Will (Cameron Bright), John is determined to discover the real story behind the Spradling gang and set Will--and the truth--free.