When Butch Cassidy (Hunt Powers) & his gang shoot down the Carson gang
in their sleep, little do they know they didn't quite manage to kill Macho
& while good Macho recovers from his near-fatal wounds, Cassidy has an
open dispute with Ironhead (Gordon Mitchell), a member of his gang who wants to
take over. Cassidy manages though to persuade him to settle their differences
by a game of poker over the whole loot from their last pillage. He wins (if
only by cheating), & the gang breaks up ...
Fully recovered, Macho heads for the next village, his head set on revenge,
& there he immediately makes enemies with the local reverend (Klaus Kinski)
& befriends the local badman Buck - or is it the other way
round, one never seizes to wonder ...
When Macho & Buck make an escape after a successful robbery, Macho is
attacked from behind & almost shot - which puts the friendship of the 2 men
to a test, but in the end, Macho decides to forgive Buck (!), & also
learns that the man behind Buck is Ironhead, who has since taken the guise of a
successful businessman, but who always tends to have his accoplices shot in
order to optimize his own share of whatever loot. & furthermore, Ironhead
wants to get even with Butch Cassidy, who has since taken cover in another
small village with Kid (Philip Garner), posing as a successful veterenarian (!!).
But when he learns Ironhead is after him, he hides in the next ghosttown with
his gang, setting a nice trap for Ironhead's gang - & really, it costs the
life of everyone in that gang except for Ironhead himself, Buck & Macho.
But Macho has an idea to smoke out Butch Cassidy using dynamite, &
really, in a series of explosions everyone of Cassidy's gang is killed except
for Cassidy himself & Kid, who can make it for the border.
Their loot though (whatever loot that is) is left behind, & all of a
sudden, Ironhead wants to persuade Buck to help him kill Macho to not have to
share, but Buck decides to side with his friend instead, & catches a bullet
meant for Macho, & with his dieing breath, he shoots Ironhead.
In the final seconds of the film, Macho is revealed to be not an outlaw but
a Pinkerton-detective after the Butch Cassidy gang.
The plot of this movie is full of incongruencies, plotholes & plottwists
that defy believability, which is not made better by the fact that all the
actors are either madly over the top (Kinski), untalented (Jeff Cameron) or
both (Gordon Mitchell) - but all these inconsitencies lend the movie a weird
trashy charme & instant likeability.