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 »
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 Tell Sackett (2 episodes)
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 Orrin Sackett (2 episodes)
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 Tyrel Sackett (2 episodes)
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 Tom Sunday (2 episodes)
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 Cap Rountree (2 episodes)
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 Don Luis (2 episodes)
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 Jonathan Pritts (2 episodes)
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 Rosie (2 episodes)
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 Ira Bigelow (2 episodes)
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 Benson Bigelow (2 episodes)
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 Belden (2 episodes)
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 Kid Newton (2 episodes)
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 Ma Sackett (2 episodes)
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 Jack Bigelow (2 episodes)
Louis L'Amour ...
 Himself (2 episodes)
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 Reed Carney (2 episodes)
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 Tuthill (2 episodes)
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 Purgatorie Barkeep (2 episodes)
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 Drusilla (2 episodes)
Lee de Broux ...
 Simpson (2 episodes)
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 Wes Bigelow (2 episodes)
Marcy Hanson ...
 Laura Pritts (2 episodes)
Frank Ramírez ...
 Juan Torres (2 episodes)
Wendy Rastattar ...
 Ange Kerry (2 episodes)
Henry Capps ...
 Boyd (2 episodes)
Ramon Chavez ...
 Pete Romero (2 episodes)
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 L.P. Seeker (2 episodes)
Pam Earnhardt ...
 Mary (2 episodes)
Bruce M. Fischer ...
 Trapper (2 episodes)
Richard Jamison ...
 Miner #1 (2 episodes)
Pat Mahoney ...
 Purgatorie Customer (2 episodes)
James O'Connell ...
 Long Higgins (2 episodes)
Ken Plonkey ...
 Miner #2 (2 episodes)
Mark Wallace ...
 Teller (2 episodes)
Malcolm Watt ...
 Preacher (2 episodes)
Mai Gray ...
 The Harlot (2 episodes)
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 Rodale (2 episodes)
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 Durango (2 episodes)
Kimo Owens ...
 Fetterson (2 episodes)
Monique St. Pierre ...
 Delilah (2 episodes)
Tom Waters ...
 Hobes (2 episodes)
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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, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin and Tye herd cattle and later help bring order to a racially divided Santa Fe. Written by Mark Shelton <marks131@ix.netcom.com>

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15 May 1979 (USA)  »

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Dennis Lehane was originally offered the role of Kid Newton, but was working on another project by the time production began. See more »

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When Tom, Cap, Orrin, and Tyrel ride into Purgatorie, you can see a large telephone pole with modern transformers on it, in the background over the buildings. See more »

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Pretty Good On Its Own, But No 'Lonesome Dove'
19 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is something of a poor man's "Lonesome Dove." The story is a combination of two Louis L'Amour novels and doesn't have the intensity of Larry McMurtrey's aforementioned "Dove," nor the beautiful cinematography.

The best part of "The Sacketts" is the cast, led by some of the best actors to ever play cowboys. I mean, this is worth owning alone just to see Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford and Ben Johnson all in the same story. These guys - especially Elliott and Selleck - were always fantastic playing cowboys. Not only that, you get classic stars such as Gilbert Roland, Mercedes McCambridge, Ruth Roman, Jack Elan, Slim Pickens and more ! Wow - impressive.

Being a made-for-TV film, you don't get much profanity or blood and for most of the film, you get two separate stories going on at once. One story features Selleck and Jeff Osterhage as brothers and another as Elliott, as the older brother involved with his own adventures.

Even though I can't compare it favorably to Lonesome Dove, it's still a decent western on its own merits.


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