Starring:Ed Harris as Lassiter & Amy Madigan as Jane WithersteenAdditional Cast (partial list):Tom BowerJudkinsG. S. Spradling:Pastor DyerHenry Thomas:Bern VentersRobin Tunney:Bess ErneNorbert Weisser:Decon TullLassiter -Is a gunman who roams from town to town searching for the man who caused his sister to commit suicide. He has been on her trail for thirteen years. He comes to the aid of Jane Withersteen when he sees her and a young man being harassed by a group of men belonging to a religious sect. Jane Withersteen - Is a spinster land and cattle heiress who is being pressured by a group of local men who all belong to the same religious sect, into marrying the leader of their group -- a man by the name of Decon Tull. She gains the trust of Lassiter who starts to ride the range for her, and they later become lovers.JudkinsIs a faithful rider who works for Jane. He tries to protect her from the members of the religious sect, but ends up being hung by them as they close in on Jane and increase their harassment of her. Jane discovers his body in her barn. Pastor Dyer -Is the religious leader in town. He directs the actions of the men, and is known to humiliate and admonish Jane Withersteen from the pulpit, telling her that she is not behaving as a woman should by being so independent, and by not marrying Tull. He threatens her with eternal damnation unless she marries Tull.Bern Venters - A young man who works as a ranch hand for Jane. She tries to protect him from the men in the religious sect. He rides out to the sage on a mission from Jane and crosses with the rustlers. Bess Erne --A masked rider who has teamed up with a bunch of rustlers. When she is shot and left behind out in the scrub, Bern comes to her rescue. He is surprised to find a young woman behind the mask. Bess and Bern become good friends. It is later revealed that Bess is the daughter of Lassiter’s lost sister. Deacon Tull - Is the leader of a group of men who see women as property. He is out to marry Jane Withersteen even though he does not love her, so he can obtain control of her vast holdings of land and cattle. Tull and his men will do whatever is necessary to get what they want, including murder.