Harriet Winslow is in a foreign land by herself. Only a perilous journey to a world of revolution, dreams and passion will awaken her to love, and to life itself.
Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda is Harriet, a frustrated spinster who flees her unrewarding life in America hoping to discover passion in her soul.
Academy Award® winner Gregory Peck is Ambros Bierce, the Old Gringo, a retired journalist and adventurer who wanders through the hostile desert seeking some meaning to the last years of his life.
Jimy Smits is Arroyo, the fiery young general, driven by both the Revolution and his desire for Harriet.
Set in the spectacle of the Mexican Revolution, their lives become inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war in the adventure of a lifetime.