From Robert Altman, the legendary director of M*A*S*H, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images, The Long Goodbye, Nashvilleand The Player, comes this classic drama based on a play by Sam Shepard (Paris, Texas). Stars Sam Shepard (Country, The Right Stuff, Raggedy Man) and Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential, Hard Country, 9 ½ Weeks) ignite a sexual bonfire whose embers will haunt you in this explosive tale of doomed love and loss in the barren, unforgiving West. Cowboy drifter Eddie (Shepard) reconnects with May (Basinger), the love of his life, in a seedy desert motel?even though she's taken up with a new boyfriend (Randy Quaid, The Long Riders). But that's not the only threat to their rekindled passion. A mysterious old man (Harry Dean Stanton, Wild at Heart) also harbors a secret so dark and forbidden, it could destroy Eddie and May's love forever.