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Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (1988)

A deputy catches Duell and is bringing him in and some men who want the reward try to get Duell from the deputy. There's a gunfight and Duell's the only one left alive. He then assumes the ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Sheriff Ben Tree
Rachel Slaten
Jim Buckner
Lise Cutter ...
Silas Slaten
Joshua Barrens
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arch Archambault
John Barks
Jack Caffrey
Ben Connor
Tom Connor
Blake Conway
Steve Cormier ...
Slaton's bodyguard


A deputy catches Duell and is bringing him in and some men who want the reward try to get Duell from the deputy. There's a gunfight and Duell's the only one left alive. He then assumes the deputy's identity and goes to the nearest town and claims the deputy to be Duell McCall. He gets the reward was about to leave the town when his ruse is discovered and he is arrested. He's about to be hanged when Nora comes and spends some time with him. He's about to be hanged when the daughter of the wealthiest man in town is abducted. He then offers to help Duell escape if he brings her back. Duell goes and finds her but she tells him why the man wants her back. Duell hesitates to turn her over to the man, so holds Nora captive till Duell brings her back. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

24 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desperado - Ritt in die Hölle  »

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1.33 : 1
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Silas Slaten: I want to tell you something, young man. Your heroics will be forgotten in a month, so don't be so full of yourself. A smart man, he saves his glory days for the latter part of his life.
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Good action western TVM!
12 August 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Alex McArthur returns for a third time as the title hero of Desperado. Still searching for the man who can verify he is innocent of the murder for which he has become an outlaw. This time around the character Duell McCall (McArthur) becomes involved in what appears to be a case of kiddnapping as he tries to rescue a damsel in distress and evade the law at the same time. McArthur has become quite adept at his portrayal of a western hero by now and I felt this made for TV movie was one of the more enjoyable westerns i have seen for quite a while. Rod Steiger makes a good impact as Silas Slaten who demands our lead find his daughter or else! Lise Cutter returns as Duell's lovely Red haired, Green Eyed girlfriend. The plot is more complex than it first appears and the action sequences are as good as the other Desperado TV films. This is more Clint Eastwood than Lonesome Dove so do not expect character driven drama but appreciate a good action western with solid performances and a good story line.

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