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Director:
Writers:
Jim Byrnes (written by)
Louis L'Amour (novels)
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Release Date:
15 May 1979 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sam Elliott ... Tell Sackett

Tom Selleck ... Orrin Sackett
Jeff Osterhage ... Tyrel Sackett

Glenn Ford ... Tom Sunday

Ben Johnson ... Cap Rountree

Gilbert Roland ... Don Luis

John Vernon ... Jonathan Pritts

Ruth Roman ... Rosie

Jack Elam ... Ira Bigelow
Gene Evans ... Benson Bigelow

L.Q. Jones ... Belden

Paul Koslo ... Kid Newton

Mercedes McCambridge ... Ma Sackett

Slim Pickens ... Jack Bigelow
Louis L'Amour ... Himself

Buck Taylor ... Reed Carney

Pat Buttram ... Tuthill
Shug Fisher ... Purgatorie Barkeep
Ana Alicia ... Drusilla

Lee de Broux ... Simpson

James Gammon ... Wes Bigelow
Marcy Hanson ... Laura Pritts
Frank Ramírez ... Juan Torres (as Frank Ramirez)
Wendy Rastattar ... Ange Kerry (as Wendy Rastatter)
Henry Capps ... Boyd
Ramon Chavez ... Pete Romero
Don Collier ... L.P. Seeker
Pam Earnhardt ... Mary
Bruce M. Fischer ... Trapper (as Bruce Fischer)
Richard Jamison ... Miner #1
Pat Mahoney ... Purgatorie Customer (as Patrick Mahoney)
James O'Connell ... Long Higgins
Ken Plonkey ... Miner #2
Mark Wallace ... Teller (as Mark Wales)
Malcolm Watt ... Preacher
Mai Gray ... The Harlot

Bill Hart ... Rodale

Brian Libby ... Durango
Kimo Owens ... Fetterson
Monique St. Pierre ... Delilah
Tom Waters ... Hobes
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Directed by
Robert Totten 
 
Writing credits
Jim Byrnes (written by)

Louis L'Amour (novels "The Daybreakers" & "Sackett")

Produced by
Jim Byrnes .... co-producer
Jim Byrnes .... executive producer
Douglas Netter .... executive producer
Douglas Netter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerrold Immel 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Whitman (director of photography) (as Jack A. Whitman Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith 
 
Casting by
Ramsay King 
 
Production Design by
Tambi Larsen  (as Johannes Larsen)
 
Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey  (as James Berkey)
 
Makeup Department
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (as James L. McCoy)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (as Jerry Soucie)
 
Production Management
David V. Lester .... unit production manager (as David Lester)
Les Sheldon .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen McEveety .... second assistant director
Robert Webb .... first assistant director (as Robert M. Webb)
 
Art Department
Dick Kyker .... property master (as Richard Kyker)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (as Richard Kline)
Bill Marky .... sound mixer
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Jerry Rosenthal .... supervising sound effects editor
Tex Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jack Monroe .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (as William H. Battersby)
Don Capel .... key grip
William Huffman .... gaffer
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Brown-James .... wardrobe: women
Barton Kent James .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
A. David Marshall .... assistant editor
George T. Talley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor: La Da Productions (as Ken Karman)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank 'Cat' Ballou .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
John Copeland .... production assistant
A. Eugene D'Onofrio .... location auditor
Jay K. Fishburn .... ramrod wrangler (as Jay Fishburn)
Ronnie Kramer .... production coordinator
Thomas J. O'Malia .... financial consultant
Hope Williams .... script supervisor
 
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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Runtime:
240 min | USA:198 min (Video Version)
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Trivia:
Dennis Lehane was originally offered the role of Kid Newton, but was working on another project by the time production began.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After the dummy gets shot in the jail cell, Tyrel and Orrin run out to catch the shooter. When the camera goes back to the prisoner in the other cell, you can see Tyrel moving around behind him.See more »

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11 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Lame, 3 November 2006
Author: Jes Beard from US

This COULD have been a very good film. Nice, strong themes running thru it, but none are really developed. Great cast, but it suffers from very weak direction and gaffs that are simply too serious to ignore.

Let's list just a few of the glaring mistakes in the film.

1) When the two younger Sacketts are traveling from Texas toward Santa Fe in the first part of the two part series, they are shown amid lots of saguaro cactus. Problem with this is that the saguaro cactus ONLY grows in the Sonoran desert, which is in Arizona, extreme southeast California and the northwest part of Mexico right below Arizona. No such cactus grown in Texas or in NE New Mexico where they were supposed to have been at the time. ANYONE spending any time in Arizona would know this, and anyone in New Mexico or Texas would know that cactus is not there.

2) The film was set in 1869 and the year or two before, but the rifles most of the men used in the film were Winchester repeating rifles that were not produced until 1870 and later. But that was a small error compared to the fact that the rifle only holds (I believe) 7 cartridges, though the movie had some of the characters firing about 15 rounds before needing to reload.

3) The climactic gunfight at the end of the movie is supposed to be set at "daybreak," though the shadows are all over the place, some of them clearly when the sun is on the horizon and then seconds later when the sun is nearly straight overhead and then back to on the horizon and then back to straight overhead.

4) That same climactic gunfight has the three Sackett brothers and a wounded friend facing off against the three Bigelow brothers and four hired gunmen... but the Sacketts kill eight of them. Only seven bad guys there, but the Sacketts kill eight.

Now, none of those errors are so serious as to destroy the film if the movie had otherwise been well-made and story lines developed and themes worked within it... but they were not. A terrible waste of some excellent acting talent.

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