A local county clinic doctor who has fallen on hard times, Rich is sued by a former patient. During these events, two serial robber-brothers with a penchant for violence are hitting up stores left and right; one gets shot and needs a doctor to save him. They opt to kidnap Rich's wife, daughter, and father to hold for ransom while he performs surgery in his rural home. At gunpoint, Rich decides to operate while his father has other plans. Using a surgical knife, the patriarch attacks the robbers and the family is able to escape into the night. At first intent on hunting the group down to kill them, the criminals are stopped by the family working together to bring them to a violent justice.