Bubber Reaves has spent some time in jail and he decides it is time to get out. He breaks free, but no one from his town knows where he is at. The entire town is divided as to whether they believe Bubber is guilty of the crime for which he was found guilty, but they all believe he is headed straight for home. Bubber has some surprises waiting for him when he gets back. His wife is now having an affair with one of the other town's men, but there are people willing to help him out. He finds a junkyard where he can hide and when someone goes to help him, the town's people follow her. A fight ensues and a deadly explosion occurs as a result.