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The Shadow Riders (1982)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  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
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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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Ma Traven
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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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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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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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great cast, enjoyable western
25 September 2014 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I think of a good western as a conventional plot, with slight variations, and having the merit of doing it in the best way possible. Applying those standards "The Shadow Riders" scores quite well. Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott are the ideal heroes, playing two brothers who fight on different sides during the civil war.Just listening to their dialog is half the fun of the film. Katharine Ross is beautiful and Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Junior ( remember the John Ford films?) are welcome additions to an already excellent cast. The story is from Louis L'Amour and follows the character of his books, predictable but entertaining. The musical score brings to mind the song "The Battle of New Orleans". An unusual scenery with vivid colors and a seashore that looks a lot like California even though it is in Texas, this western is not outstanding, but very enjoyable


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