The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a backward rural town, Derrick has no idea that Maggy has been held captive for the past eight years by farmer Lukas Walton (K.J. Linhein, "Jebediah"), who is raising Cole as his own son in a wrongful world that holds its own horrors.
"Deer Crossing" also stars cult horror-film actor Doug Bradley, known the world over for his portrayal of "Pinhead" in the "Hellraiser" series of films, as "Sheriff Lock", and internationally-renowned star Ernie Hudson, of "Ghostbusters" and HBO's "OZ" fame, as a high-ranking police administrator. In supporting roles, Tom Detrik ("Booley"), Jennifer Butler (the upcoming "Safe", "Booley"), and Carmela Hayslett ("Booley", 'Roxsy Tyler') play pivotal characters in the film.