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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:
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Noble Adams
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John 'Red Jack' Stillwell
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Tom Adams
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Lane Crawford
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Lomax
Don Swayze ...
Brewer
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Miller
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Chub Dumont
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Bob
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Sarah Bolton
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Inez
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Lon (as Jeff Weston)
Jennifer Snyder ...
Mary Bolton
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Lottie Adams
Jose Rey Toledo ...
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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. 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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26 March 1988 (USA)  »

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$4,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Disappointing
26 June 2007 | by (Shiver Valley) – See all my reviews

Reading the comments here I expected a better movie.

The plot is predictable as is the character "development", in particular the father-son relationship. For me, for example, it seems inappropriate that the father denies his son respect after he has beaten up a tough bounty-hunter, but is filled with pride after his offspring has hustled a horse on emeter upon an ascending hill-slope.

The dialogues are flat, the action is mostly unconvincing. Kristofferson and Wilson do a good job, but they do not really throw themselves into this movie.

All in all, I found the movie boring and, at some points, even ridiculous.

Can anyone tell why a Philadelphia-bred lawyer has a punch worthy of a box champion (well, it is mentioned he learned that from his professor, an academic, not a boxer himself, I presume). Well, even if we let that pass, why then can Adams Junior ride a horse like a prairie "indian", sharp-shoot in full gallop, and even draw faster than a die-hard criminal. Well, maybe I wasted my time on the wrong university ...

I know this a TV movie, not a big cinema production. Anyway, only 4 stars out of 10.


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