The talented screenwriter Stewart Stern (REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, which featured an early performance by Dennis Hopper) is credited with the screenplay for this bizarre film that followed Hopper's success with EASY RIDER. When a film shooting in a Peruvian mountain village shuts down production because of the death of one of the actors, stuntman Kansas (Hopper) chooses to stay behind with his lover, Maria (Stella Garcia), a local prostitute, and hopefully build a hotel. The villagers have been deeply affected by the shooting of the violent Western they've been observing and decide to make their own movie. Lacking equipment, they build their own, out of bamboo, and begin to reenact scenes from the Western. However, they haven't grasped the concept of the pulled punch, and things that are supposed to happen just on film actually occur in actuality. The film will be enjoyed by Hopper cultists while others will find it curiously strange and bizarre, but it serves as a reminder that he has a better eye for impressive painterly compositions than most directors.