Uraz, the son of Tursen, the stable master for a feudal lord, is a master horseman who lives by a primitive code of honor. When Uraz breaks his leg playing the Afghani equivalent of polo (called buzkashi), his family honor is damaged. To regain the family honor (and wealth) he must somehow re-learn how to ride -- after his injuries cost him his leg below the knee. In the face of great obstacles, and despite the derision and treachery of others, he gains the chance to play in the games given by the king of Afghanistan. Starring Omar Sharif, Jack Palance and Leigh Taylor-Young.