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Jim Byrnes (written by)
Louis L'Amour (novels)
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Release Date:
15 May 1979 (USA) See more »
Their guns blaze a name for themselves in untamed New Mexico territory.
After the civil war, Tennessee brothers Orrin and Tyrel Sackett are herding cattle out West while Tell Sackett is prospecting for gold in the hills. Full summary »
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Pretty Good On Its Own, But No 'Lonesome Dove' See more (12 total) »


 (Series Cast [41])

Sam Elliott ... Tell Sackett (2 episodes)

Tom Selleck ... Orrin Sackett (2 episodes)

Jeff Osterhage ... Tyrel Sackett (2 episodes)

Glenn Ford ... Tom Sunday (2 episodes)

Ben Johnson ... Cap Rountree (2 episodes)

Gilbert Roland ... Don Luis (2 episodes)

John Vernon ... Jonathan Pritts (2 episodes)

Ruth Roman ... Rosie (2 episodes)

Jack Elam ... Ira Bigelow (2 episodes)

Gene Evans ... Benson Bigelow (2 episodes)

L.Q. Jones ... Belden (2 episodes)

Paul Koslo ... Kid Newton (2 episodes)

Mercedes McCambridge ... Ma Sackett (2 episodes)

Slim Pickens ... Jack Bigelow (2 episodes)
Louis L'Amour ... Himself (2 episodes)

Buck Taylor ... Reed Carney (2 episodes)

Pat Buttram ... Tuthill (2 episodes)

Shug Fisher ... Purgatorie Barkeep (2 episodes)

Ana Alicia ... Drusilla (2 episodes)
Lee de Broux ... Simpson (2 episodes)

James Gammon ... Wes Bigelow (2 episodes)
Marcy Hanson ... Laura Pritts (2 episodes)
Frank Ramírez ... Juan Torres (2 episodes)
Wendy Rastattar ... Ange Kerry (2 episodes)
Henry Capps ... Boyd (2 episodes)
Ramon Chavez ... Pete Romero (2 episodes)

Don Collier ... L.P. Seeker (2 episodes)
Pam Earnhardt ... Mary (2 episodes)
Bruce M. Fischer ... Trapper (2 episodes)
Richard Jamison ... Miner #1 (2 episodes)
Pat Mahoney ... Purgatorie Customer (2 episodes)
James O'Connell ... Long Higgins (2 episodes)
Ken Plonkey ... Miner #2 (2 episodes)
Mark Wallace ... Teller (2 episodes)
Malcolm Watt ... Preacher (2 episodes)
Mai Gray ... The Harlot (2 episodes)

Bill Hart ... Rodale (2 episodes)

Brian Libby ... Durango (2 episodes)
Kimo Owens ... Fetterson (2 episodes)
Monique St. Pierre ... Delilah (2 episodes)
Tom Waters ... Hobes (2 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 (2 episodes)
Series Production Design by
Tambi Larsen (2 episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey (2 episodes)
Series Makeup Department
James Lee McCoy .... makeup artist (2 episodes)
Edie Panda .... hair stylist (2 episodes)
Gerald Soucie .... makeup artist (2 episodes)
Series Production Management
David V. Lester .... unit production manager (2 episodes)
Les Sheldon .... production supervisor (2 episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen McEveety .... second assistant director (2 episodes)
Robert Webb .... first assistant director (2 episodes)
Series Art Department
Dick Kyker .... property master (2 episodes)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator (2 episodes)
Series Sound Department
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes)
Bill Marky .... sound mixer (2 episodes)
Donald O. Mitchell .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes)
Jerry Rosenthal .... supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes)
Tex Rudloff .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jack Monroe .... special effects (2 episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (2 episodes)
Don Capel .... key grip (2 episodes)
William Huffman .... gaffer (2 episodes)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (2 episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (2 episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Brown-James .... wardrobe: women (2 episodes)
Barton Kent James .... wardrobe: men (2 episodes)
Series Editorial Department
A. David Marshall .... assistant editor (2 episodes)
George T. Talley .... assistant editor (2 episodes)
Series Location Management
A. Eugene D'Onofrio .... location auditor (2 episodes)
Series Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor: La Da Productions (2 episodes)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (2 episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Frank 'Cat' Ballou .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes)
Series Other crew
John Copeland .... production assistant (2 episodes)
Jay K. Fishburn .... ramrod wrangler (2 episodes)
Ronnie Kramer .... production coordinator (2 episodes)
Thomas J. O'Malia .... financial consultant (2 episodes)
Hope Williams .... script supervisor (2 episodes)
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 »
Continuity: 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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27 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Pretty Good On Its Own, But No 'Lonesome Dove', 19 July 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is something of a poor man's "Lonesome Dove." The story is a combination of two Louis L'Amour novels and doesn't have the intensity of Larry McMurtrey's aforementioned "Dove," nor the beautiful cinematography.

The best part of "The Sacketts" is the cast, led by some of the best actors to ever play cowboys. I mean, this is worth owning alone just to see Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Glenn Ford and Ben Johnson all in the same story. These guys - especially Elliott and Selleck - were always fantastic playing cowboys. Not only that, you get classic stars such as Gilbert Roland, Mercedes McCambridge, Ruth Roman, Jack Elan, Slim Pickens and more ! Wow - impressive.

Being a made-for-TV film, you don't get much profanity or blood and for most of the film, you get two separate stories going on at once. One story features Selleck and Jeff Osterhage as brothers and another as Elliott, as the older brother involved with his own adventures.

Even though I can't compare it favorably to Lonesome Dove, it's still a decent western on its own merits.

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