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Stagecoach (1986)

Unrated | | Action, Drama, Western | TV Movie 18 May 1986
Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Waylon Jennings ...
Buck (Overland Stage Driver)
Trevor Peacock (Old John's Whiskey Salesman)
Henry Gatewood (Tonto Banker) (as Tony Franciosa)
Lieutenant Blanchard
Mrs. Pickett
Jessi Colter ...
Martha (as Jesse Colter)
Alex Kubik ...
Luke Plummer (as Alex Kubic)
David Allan Coe ...
Chris (as Bob McLean)


Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny Ringo, a crooked gambler, and the infamous Doc Holliday. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

18 May 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Höllenfahrt nach Lordsburg  »

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1.85 : 1
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The role of "The Ringo Kid" was originally to be played by Waylon Jennings, but the producers determined that Jennings wasn't up to the demands of the part and cast Kris Kristofferson instead. Jennings was given the party of "Hatfield" instead. See more »


Many scenes that are depicting the same time and place have totally different sky conditions. Some are clear blue others are completely overcast of mostly overcast. See more »


Overland Stage Ticket Clerk: If you make it to Lordsburg, you tell'em I'm closin' this station.
Marshal Curly Wilcox: I'd say the Apaches closed it for you.
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Substandard script with substandard acting
10 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While watching this film, I was really wanting to enjoy the experience. All my favorite country singers were assembled into a cast that would make any fan of music quiver with anticipation. But soon into the film it was obvious that the quiver turned into shivers as most of the acting was low-quality.

The idea for the story was actually a nice idea. But what was missing was someone that could write a teleplay that would bring the idea to life and make the story interesting. In this movie, nothing seemed to gel. The writing was weak and the words delivered by people that really were not actors.

Johnny Cash, who is one of my all time favorite singers, was stiff as a board and seemed to be reading the lines with little, if any, emotion. Willie Nelson was nearly shameful playing Doc Holliday and having him deliver a baby was absolutely embarrassing and painful to watch. Throw in Waylon Jennings that seemed mortified to be on camera and you have a cast that brings nothing to the table. With the weak script and the poor acting- this movie never had a chance.

I will credit Kris Kristofferson, John Schneider and Elizabeth Ashley with their acting ability as they are the bright spots in this dismal cast. Even Anthony Newley and Mary Crosby did a nice job with their character but it was not enough to help the unfortunate situation.

It was a movie I so wanted to enjoy but felt uncomfortable the entire time. Not sure anything could have helped this troubled project.

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