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Backtrack! (1969)

G  |   |  Drama, Western, Romance  |  26 May 1969 (USA)
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Trampas, a cowhand from Medicine Bow, Wyoming, is sent to Mexico to buy a bull for his employer. The ranch foreman warns him to watch out for himself in Laredo, a tough town on the Texas/... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Texas Ranger Reese Bennett (archive footage)
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Ramrod (archive footage)
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Trampas (archive footage)
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Texas Ranger Chad Cooper (archive footage)
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Texas Ranger Joe Riley (archive footage)
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Mama Dolores (archive footage)
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Carmelita Flanagan (archive footage)
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Capt. Estrada (archive footage)
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Faraway (archive footage)
Gary Clarke ...
Steve (archive footage)
Randy Boone ...
Randy (archive footage)
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Belden (archive footage)
Carol Byron ...
Winnie (archive footage)
Ross Elliott ...
Sheriff Abbott (archive footage) (as Ross Elliot)
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Trampas, a cowhand from Medicine Bow, Wyoming, is sent to Mexico to buy a bull for his employer. The ranch foreman warns him to watch out for himself in Laredo, a tough town on the Texas/Mexican border. Despite the warning, in a western version of the Dumas classic, "The Three Musketeers", Trampas manages to get himself engaged to fight three separate Texas Rangers within an hour of his arrival. Unlike D'Artagnan, he has no notion of actually fighting the Rangers: all he wants is out of Laredo. He's on his way out of town when he runs into the three Rangers--who turn out to be partners--on their way to track down a missing train carrying a payroll. The Rangers, learning Trampas is headed in the same direction they are, suggest they all ride together--that way, they can fight him after they have fulfilled their mission. Without much choice, Trampas wryly agrees. When they find the train, however, they quickly forget their quarrels--the train was robbed and everyone aboard killed, ... Written by Kat Parsons <fke2d@Virginia.EDU>

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26 May 1969 (USA)  »

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Gefährlicher Auftrag  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

The first 12 minutes is season 2 episode 1 of The Virginian 'Ride a Dark Trail'.From the scene where Trampas, Belden and Randy ride into Shiloh ranch it is season 3 episode 30 'We've Lost a Train' See more »

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When Trampas leaves Mexico with the bull it has solid wheels. When it arrives back at the ranch, the wheels have spokes. See more »

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Edited from Laredo (1965) See more »

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Performed by Randy Boone
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delightful combination of "Laredo" and "The Virginian"
14 March 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

This movie combines the characters from my favorite TV Western series, "Laredo", with the characters from another excellent 1960s TV Western series, "The Virginian". If you are a fan of either, but especially of "Laredo", check this movie out. In my opinion, the best part of the movie is the relationship between the three Texas Rangers, who are fast friends but also give each other a good deal of grief.


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