Tommy DiNello, a freelance videographer, moves back to North Branford Ct. from New York City after two years on his own. His extremely close cousins, Marie and Dom Jr., are reluctantly accepting their father's new young foreign wife Varya, just two years after their mother's death. Since Tommy's parents moved to Florida when he was away, he has no choice but to stay with his Uncle Dominic and cousin Marie while battling memories of the reason he left town in the first place. His dear friend, Angela and him are reunited, This is bittersweet as she is the only one with clear knowledge and witness of his past.
罗伯特（连姆·尼森 Liam Neeson 饰）是一名德高望重的氏族首领，在向蒙特罗斯侯爵（约翰·赫特 John Hurt 饰）申请贷款购买牲畜之时惨遭其门客坎宁安（蒂姆·罗斯 Tim Roth 饰）与管家的联手陷害，不仅没有拿到钱，更失去了挚友麦克唐纳（艾瑞克·斯托罗兹 Eric Stoltz 饰）沦为逃犯。之后，坎宁安继续迫害着罗伯特的家人们，他迫使证人贝蒂（Vicki Masson 饰）上吊自杀，还强暴的罗伯特的妻子玛丽（杰西卡·兰格 Jessica Lange 饰），善良坚强的玛丽独自吞下痛苦与悲哀。最终，罗伯特被坎宁安捕获，又被伯爵判处了绞刑。一个无辜的人眼看着就要丢掉性命，在这生死关头，罗伯特会做出怎样的回应和反击呢？