Sonny (Timothy Olyphant) had to be strong to endure prison. By the time he arrives home to a small coastal town, he has developed a deep-rooted look of determination. But for what is unclear. A beef with the local underworld kingpin for whom he took a fall? Or is it to lay claim to his love for Ann (Sarah Wynter), now married to his best friend, the local sheriff (Josh Brolin). Sonny's return begins as a quiet rain that soon kicks up a storm that rocks the very foundation of the town.