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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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Pretty Good On Its Own, But No 'Lonesome Dove' See more (12 total) »


 (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 »
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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