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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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Yankee Officer
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Colonel Holiday Hammond, Gunrunner
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Sheriff Miles Gillette
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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 Colonel Holiday Hammond and Major Cooper Ashbury are bringing their prisoners ashore in Laguna Madre, Mexico, three of the lifeboats are facing the shore bow first, but the fourth lifeboat is facing the shore stern first, which would make it both very difficult to paddle generally, and very difficult to beach specifically, since the bow is designed both to slice the water, and to ride up over the sand. It is also the first of the four lifeboats to come ashore, which is not likely, considering the additional resistance that boat is facing. What is more likely is that a backward facing lifeboat, encountering more resistance, would be noticeably behind the three boats facing the shore bow first. See more »

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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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