MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 326 this week

The Sacketts (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  15 May 1979 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 891 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 5 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

, (novels)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 09 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Sacketts" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Sacketts (TV Movie 1979)

The Sacketts (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sacketts.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Quick and the Dead (TV Movie 1987)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious stranger rides into a homesteading family's life when they are attacked by a ruthless gang.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw
Crossfire Trail (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley
Last Stand at Saber River (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan
Monte Walsh (TV Movie 2003)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Monte Walsh and Chet Rollins are long-time cowhands, working whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse." Their lives are divided between months on the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine
You Know My Name (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Sam Elliott, Arliss Howard, Carolyn McCormick
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1919, a cocky sophomore in the forest service has to learn life the hard way.

Director: John Kent Harrison
Stars: Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Ricky Jay
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Sam Elliott, Claudia Christian, Devon Ericson
The Shadow Riders (TV Movie 1982)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne
Once an Eagle (1976–1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam.

Stars: Cliff Potts, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving
Lassiter (1984)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Lassiter is a handsome jewel thief operating in London in the late 1930s. One day he is arrested and told that if he wishes to avoid prison, he must break into the heavily guarded German ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton
Conagher (TV Movie 1991)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Reynaldo Villalobos
Stars: Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Barry Corbin
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Bo Hopkins, Michael Wren
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tell Sackett
...
Orrin Sackett
Jeff Osterhage ...
Tyrel Sackett
...
Tom Sunday
...
Cap Rountree
...
Don Luis
...
Jonathan Pritts
...
Rosie
...
Ira Bigelow
Gene Evans ...
Benson Bigelow
...
Belden
...
Kid Newton
...
Ma Sackett
...
Jack Bigelow
Louis L'Amour ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cattle | tv movie | mexican | tennessee | west | See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 May 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Video Version)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a Waste of a Great Cast
24 June 2006 | by (Greensboro, NC) – See all my reviews

I really felt sorry for some of the classic western actors who ended up participating in this drivel. The whole thing seemed like it was written, directed and edited by a bunch of eighth-graders! It also seemed that it might have been severely edited to reduce the running time, and if that's the case, my criticism might be bit too harsh. Was this perhaps originally a 6-hour movie that was cut down to 4 hours?

I can't believe that, at the time this is being written, that IMDb readers have given this an average rating of 7.5. I'm giving it a 1 in hopes that others will too to keep serious movie-watchers from wasting four hours of their time as I did last night.


3 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Was I In 1979? davidwile
other L'Amour books that should be movies nikolastynan
What about Sunday? LibFeathers
Sacketts DVD jhurse
Ever on DVD facmanboss
Coming to DVD on 5-30-06 LincolnEcho
Discuss The Sacketts (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?