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The Shadow Riders (1982)

Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

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Mac Traven
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Dal Traven
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Sissy Traven
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Uncle 'Black Jack' Traven
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Yankee Officer
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Major Cooper Ashbury, Comanchero Leader
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Jesse Traven (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
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Colonel Holiday Hammond, Gunrunner
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Kate Connery / Sister Katherine
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Sheriff Miles Gillette
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Lieutenant Butler (as Marshall Teague)
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Devol
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Ma Traven
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Pa Traven
Natalie May ...
Heather Traven
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Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a younger brother and one of the brothers' fiance, have been kidnapped by a marauding band of rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. Aided by their uncle, they set out to rescue the f...

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Sometimes you have to start a war to finish one. See more »

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Romance | Western

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28 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders  »

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Some of the country filming was obviously done to the west of Jamestown California in the foothills where there is really no town. See more »

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When Dal is leaving town with the sharps rifles, an air conditioner can be seen on the roof of one of the buildings. See more »

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Mac Traven: Blue, grey, it doesn't matter, a man fights for what he believes in.
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Totally Entertaining
20 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cast of Ben Johnson, Sam Elliot, and Tom Selleck in a western is unbeatable.

Some have compared this movie to The Sacketts (same writer, same cast), and gave is something of a pan.

I found the story line in general, and a couple of the sub-plots, very very entertaining. I think you have to recognize that adultery has been around since the beginning of time. The treatment of of Uncle Jack (Ben Johnson) reminded me a lot of one of my uncles, and the dialog just sounded right.

While the scenery may have looked a little California, the place settings in Texas were genuine - Big Springs and Baffin Bay are real places. Baffin Bay is at the south end of Padre Island off Laguna Madre

  • home of the best bay fishing in Texas.


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