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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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Sheriff Miles Gillette
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Pa Traven
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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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Dominique Dunne's final film. See more »

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When Dal is rescued by the rebels just before being shot by a Union firing squad, he is seen in conversation removing the rope that has been tied around his wrists. The various camera angles show him removing the rope, without the rope, with the rope and still removing the rope. See more »

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Dal Traven: [Chuckles as he hurriedly pulls on his boots]
Mac Traven: This seems to remind you of something, don't it?
Dal Traven: Yeah, only it was the other way around.
Mac Traven: Old Man Childers' barn?
Dal Traven: Yeah. I seem to recall his daughter was there too, and her brothers comin' after ya.
Mac Traven: Yeah, I had a helluva time pullin' my boots on.
Dal Traven: It wasn't just your boots, little brother.
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No, Not Good
5 May 2014 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I really like Sam Elliott, he was real huge in Gettysburg as General Buford, or he was very very decent as Sheriff Bucky O'Neal in Rough Riders. Here, he is a pale shade of his later self. Tom Selleck is not of a much help, too. What is the main reason? Weak script, and a very strange, almost skewed genre - it borders on a deep drama and then, it almost glides onto a farce, or a comedy. Very light, almost comedy-prone music is not suitable here as well. The film was made but the same fella who did great The Undefeated. Here, a huge disillusion awaits. The wry smile of Selleck tires itself off very soon, and raw character of Elliott is a big drawback, too. The main pair does not hold our attention and leaves rather bored, if not bemused. Do not watch this mish-mash of genres, a waste of time, and really nothing new. Very trite and banal. It is also so badly predictable, you can easily say what's lurking round the corner next frame. Boring, unfunny stuff.


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