In a dramatic story about Earl Stone, a 88-year-old Korean war veteran, he goes through seemingly difficult circumstances years after he left. Earl still faces financial ruin, scattered about his family and away from it. Earl decides to work in a cocaine trade from El Paso to Chicago, where he is re-positioning himself at FW and also trying to do his daughter's wedding, but he seems to face the Drug Enforcement Administration and the cartel seriously.
The story at its core deals with matters that have long been Mr. Eastwood's professional, and clearly personal, concern... When the old man finally mans up to his failings, the movie succeeds with special poignancy.