An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.
In the Andes mountains a group of archaeologists are murdered after they discover uncut emeralds. Back in New York, Joseph Wiley (Ryan O'Neal, Love Story) is down on his luck and runs off to Mexico where he meets Lilian Holbrook (Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction). The two are instantly attracted to each other, but Lilian is on her way to meet Meno Argenti (Omar Sharif, Doctor Zhivago), the man who intends to marry her. Wiley is mistakenly drawn into perilous adventure when a mysterious caller tells him to look at the samples - stolen emeralds. Lilian's sister is killed and, suspecting Argenti, Wiley and Lilian, in a bid to avenge her murder, plan a daring raid on Argenti's vault of emeralds - green ice. also starring John Larroquette (TV's Night Court).