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13 May 1976 (USA) See more »
Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kurt Russell ... Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen

Tim Matheson ... Quinton Beaudine

Brian Keith ... Tank Logan

Keenan Wynn ... H.H. Small

Cameron Mitchell ... Shadrack Peltzer

Morgan Woodward ... Sheriff Moses

Neville Brand ... Shea
Art Lund ... Blanchard

John Anderson ... Army officer
Will Hutchins ... Earl

Luke Askew ... Crane

Gregory Walcott ... Blacksmith
Irene Yah-Ling Sun ... China
Mark Lambert ... Young punk

Iron Eyes Cody ... Old Indian
Nick Ramus ... Iron Hawk
Nathan Jung ... Chinese Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joaquin Garay III ... (uncredited)

Michael Swan ... Actor (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee H. Katzin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tracy Keenan Wynn 

Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer
Marvin Miller .... associate producer
Christopher Morgan .... producer
Mark Rodgers .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Richard Shores 
Cinematography by
Robert L. Morrison (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ken Zemke 
Casting by
Al Onorato 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Ross Bellah 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
Robert Gould 
Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Marvin Miller .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon C. Andersen .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bob J. Human .... sound editor
Buzz Cooper .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jesse Wayne .... fast draw/gun technical advisor: Brian Keith
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (as Renee Valente)
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (uncredited)
Music Department
Sam E. Levin .... music editor
Other crew
Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Caroline Reed .... stand-in (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Longest Drive" - USA (video title)
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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Iceland:L | USA:PG (video rating)

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Narrator:The legend of the Bodine brothers has etched itself into frontier history in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Morgan "Two Persons" Beaudine, captured by Cheyenne and freed eight years later by the army; Quentin Beaudine, a young doctor from San Francisco...
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
First-rate western, 3 September 2002
Author: frankfob from California

Tim Matheson and Kurt Russell star in this TV movie (which later became a series) about two brothers who roam the west trying to find their sister, who was kidnapped by Indians as a child. This variation on the John Wayne movie "The Searchers" can stand on its own two feet; it's a sharply-written, beautifully photographed, well acted film, smoothly directed by Lee H. Katzin, with some welcome humor amid the seriousness and a memorable segment featuring old pros Brian Keith and Cameron Mitchell. Keith plays a crusty old outlaw and Mitchell the lawman--and his old friend--who leads the posse that tracks him down and surrounds he and his gang in their hideout. Matheson and Russell work well together, and it's obvious why this became a series. Unfortunately, the series didn't live up to its potential and didn't last long, but this is definitely one of the best made-for-TV westerns to have come out of the '70s--or any other era, for that matter--and could easily have stood on its own as a feature. If you're a western fan, or if you like a good story told well, don't miss this.

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