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The Tracker (1988)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Western  |  26 March 1988 (USA)
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After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive.... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noble Adams
John 'Red Jack' Stillwell
Tom Adams
Lane Crawford
Don Swayze ...
Chub Dumont
Sarah Bolton
Lon (as Jeff Weston)
Jennifer Snyder ...
Mary Bolton
Lottie Adams
Jose Rey Toledo ...


After a series of vicious crimes by a renegade group of cowboys, led by "Red Jack" Stilwell, a legendary tracker, Noble Adams is pulled out of retirement to capture Stilwell, dead or alive. Reluctantly, needing more men, he allows his son, Tom to tag along, revealing to Tom a whole brutal side of ruthlessness Noble thought he left behind. Written by spyguy88

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He thought his days of violence had ended... But the battle between good and evil is never over.




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Release Date:

26 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead or Alive  »

Box Office


$4,800,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Last film directed by John Guillermin. See more »


Several times during the course of the movie, aircraft con trails are clearly visible in the sky. At the time this movie takes place, the Wright brothers had not yet flown their Flyer. See more »

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Solid western
26 March 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why I put off seeing this western for so long - maybe because it was made for cable, and I thought a cable western couldn't compare to a big screen western. Anyway, I am glad that I finally saw this. Like many modern day westerns, this one has a lot of elements that make it raw and tough. But interestingly, the general tone isn't that. Instead, there is a creepy tone playing in the background for the most part. It's a creepiness that really makes it feel like anything bad could happen at any moment, and it's really effective. Elsewhere, the movie comes across as a professional exercise, ranging from being well acted to having good production values. Are there any flaws? Well, the only real flaw I found was that the script is (mostly) pretty predictable. But at least it's handled in a first class manner that will make it all the same pleasing to western fans.

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