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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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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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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.


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