A young school teacher finds himself marooned in a small mining town where a dangerous series of events render him a broken and desperate man.
John Grant (Sean Keenan) is returning to Sydney and his beautiful girlfriend after a year teaching at one-classroom school in the remote outback town of Tiboonda. Shortly after hitting the road at dusk he collides with a kangaroo and finds himself marooned in the small mining town of Bundanyabba, awaiting repairs on his car.
With little to do in the Yabba but drink beer, John is seduced into a raucous, illegal gambling game – and after a short exhilarating winning streak he loses everything. This triggers a dangerous series of events rendering John a broken and desperate man who descends into his own personal nightmare.