Around 1880, a struggling Californian community of families and miners are victims to the oppressive business ethics of company owner Coy LaHood. Charging through town on horseback, LaHood’s thugs leave a path of destruction. A dog belonging to an impressionable young girl, Megan Wheeler, is shot down in cold blood, leaving her alone to bury it in the woods. Afterwards, she prays for a miracle, while a stranger on a white horse rides into town. The stranger is a man of few words, but the six bullet holes in his back say more than words ever could. Clint Eastwood returns to form as the stoic gruff Preacher, who slowly warms to the mining community and vice versa.