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The Sacketts (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  15 May 1979 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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Tell Sackett
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Orrin Sackett
Jeff Osterhage ...
Tyrel Sackett
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Tom Sunday
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Cap Rountree
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Jonathan Pritts
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Rosie
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Ira Bigelow
Gene Evans ...
Benson Bigelow
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Belden
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Kid Newton
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Ma Sackett
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Jack Bigelow
Louis L'Amour ...
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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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Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Jeff Osterhage had such a good time doing this project together, they reunited on another 'Louis L'Amour' story, The Shadow Riders (1982), years later. See more »

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After Tell finds Ange in the cave, and Cap yells up to him to see where he is, Cap's coat disappears between shots. See more »

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If you like Sackett novels you'll love this!
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This move was made in the late 1970's before TS achieved fame. So you may see a much slimmer and rougher actor than you may be used to. In my opinion, this is the greatest portrayal of Orrin and Tell Sackett to date. The screenplay remained true to the two novels from which it was taken ("The Daybreakers" and "Sackett"). The portrayal of the times was as authentic as we can hope for without having a camera running in the late 1800's. The supporting actors were so real you could smell the trail dust on them. The screen locations were exactly as I had pictured them in my mind when I read the novels. If you love Louis L'Amour novels and want to see the best that Hollywood has to offer, then take the time to watch this.


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