The story of the West’s most notorious gunslinger and his road to redemption, the movie Hickok finds the infamous, hard-drinking outlaw (Luke Hemsworth) in 1870s Abilene, Kansas, seeking to start a new life.
Captivated by Wild Bill’s unparalleled gun skills, the mayor, George Knox, (Kris Kristofferson) quickly ropes him in as the town marshal. Recognizing the need to clamp down on the wildest cow-town in the west, Hickok soon finds himself at the center of a controversial ordinance while dispensing his own brand of frontier justice. His attempts to protect Abilene, however, are quickly challenged by a band of outlaws led by powerful saloon owner, Phil Poe (Trace Adkins). And when Poe places a bounty on Wild Bill’s head, the marshal, with the help of outlaw turned lawman John Wesley Hardin, makes a stand for Abilene and his new life, while putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west on the line.