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Jim Byrnes (written by)
Louis L'Amour (novels)
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Release Date:
15 May 1979 (USA) See more »
Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 41)

Sam Elliott ... Tell Sackett (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Robert Totten (2 episodes)
Series Writing credits
Jim Byrnes (2 episodes)
Louis L'Amour (2 episodes)

Series Produced by
Jim Byrnes .... co-producer / executive producer (2 episodes)
Douglas Netter .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jerrold Immel (2 episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Jack Whitman (2 episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith (2 episodes)
Series Casting by
Ramsay King (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Tambi Larsen (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
David V. Lester .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Les Sheldon .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen McEveety .... second assistant director (1 episode)
Robert Webb .... first assistant director (1 episode)
Series Art Department
Dick Kyker .... property master (unknown episodes)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Bill Marky .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Jerry Rosenthal .... supervising sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jack Monroe .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Don Capel .... key grip (unknown episodes)
William Huffman .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Brown-James .... wardrobe: women (unknown episodes)
Barton Kent James .... wardrobe: men (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
A. David Marshall .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
George T. Talley .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor: La Da Productions (2 episodes)

Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Frank 'Cat' Ballou .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
John Copeland .... production assistant (1 episode)
A. Eugene D'Onofrio .... location auditor (1 episode)
Jay K. Fishburn .... ramrod wrangler (1 episode)
Ronnie Kramer .... production coordinator (1 episode)
Thomas J. O'Malia .... financial consultant (1 episode)
Les Sheldon .... production supervisor (1 episode)
Hope Williams .... script supervisor (1 episode)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts" - USA (complete title)
"The Daybreakers" - USA (cut version)
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240 min | USA:198 min (Video Version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Dennis Lehane was originally offered the role of Kid Newton, but was working on another project by the time production began.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the gunfight, when the man in the hayloft is shot, even though he is supposed to be dead, his leg is still bent even though it should have straightened out when he died.See more »


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3 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
What a Waste of a Great Cast, 24 June 2006
Author: echurch from Greensboro, NC

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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