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The Shadow Riders (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Romance | Western  -  28 September 1982 (USA)
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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 ... 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
Jeff Osterhage ...
Jesse Traven (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
Gene Evans ...
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)
Ben Fuhrman ...
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' fianc?es, have been kidnapped by a marauding band of rebel guerrillas whorefuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. Aided by their uncle, they set out to rescue the f... Written by Anonymous

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Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Jeff Osterhage wanted to do another western together after they did The Sacketts (1979). They contacted "Sacketts" writer Louis L'Amour and asked him to write a story idea for them. This project was the result. See more »

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While Mac and Dal Traven are running along the top of the train, their shadows are cast on the ground, next to the train (sun to the side). The next shot shows their shadows directly underneath them, on the train's top (sun overhead). See more »

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Way below par
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the worst of the made-for-TV westerns, this cheap-looking production features slapdash direction (by the unremarkable Andrew V. McLaglen of THE UNDEFEATED fame), an often silly script, and poor production design. Not only that, but it's all dragged down by Jerrold Immel's horrendous score, which is one of the worst examples of "Mickey Mouse-ing" I've ever heard. An excellent cast, several of whom appeared in the earlier and more successful TV-movie THE SACKETTS (in which Immel's music was slightly better but still pretty awful) is woefully wasted here. I wanted to like this movie but found it very disappointing.


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