Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »
A Los Angeles businesswoman, known only by her street name of Princess, turns to prostitution to support herself and her young daughter when she's forced by Detective Tom Walsh and his vice... See full summary »
Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »
Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they ... See full summary »
A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but ... See full summary »
Fact-based bio of early film director-producer, Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott). Tighman was a real life cowboy, who rode with the Earps & faced down countless bad guys. When he turned to films... See full summary »
John Kent Harrison
This sprawling miniseries details the trial of Lee Bishop, an Aspen man who was arrested, tried and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl--a crime for which Bishop is not guilty. As the years pass and Bishop sits on death row, his attorney, Tom Keating, does everything in his power to clear Bishop's name and find the true killer. Written by
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I was glued to the tube both times this aired, ignoring children and classwork and what-have-you, and managed to tape it neither--the second time as they saw fit to confuse us with a name change, which made me miss the first episode. It is adult soap opera, complex and engrossing, with Sam Elliott at his "Lifeguard" best--before the cowboy roles came to dominate his acting career. It was similar to seeing Judd Hirsch in "The Law," another 'mini-series' where you knew the lead was an actor who would be around for quite some time.
I check periodically to see whether or not the 'powers that be' have seen fit to put out a tape or DVD of either of these great mini-series from the 1970s. Alas, not yet. Here's hoping. I'd gladly pay a small fortune to see either again.
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