Billy the Kid asleep somewhere in the New Mexico landscape awakes and sits bolt upright drenched in a cold sweat. He knows this is his last night on Earth.
As night changes to morning and he awaits his fate by the hands of Sheriff Pat Garrett, he imagines what got him here.
Through memories, visions and fever dreams he conjures his mother, his lover, Garrett and the man who he believes to be his biological father, questioning them and learning, from their own lives and struggles, how he became The Kid.
Finally the morning comes and he faces Garret with his newfound understanding of life, purpose and infamy.