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Blood River (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Western  -  17 March 1991 (USA)
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Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy 'The Kid' Pearls (as Rick Schroder)
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U.S. Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
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Henry Logan, Rancher
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Jake, Logan's Man
Henry Beckman ...
Sheriff Peabody
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Squints, Logan Rider
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Georgina
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Congressman Howard K. Apples
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Hotchner
Venus Terzo ...
Laurie, Whore
J.C. Roberts ...
Storekeeper (as J.C. 'Jim' Roberts)
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Smiling Knife
Stephen Hair ...
Parson Carpenter
Maureen Thomas ...
Mrs. Carpenter
Jordi Thompson ...
Deputy Marshal
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Jimmy Pearls, a directionless young drifter, kills Henry Logan's son and two other men after he found out that they murdered Jimmy's parents for their land. Trying to get away from Logan's vengeance, he goes to ground in the mountains and meets Winston Patrick Culler, an old trapper, who becomes his traveling companion and protector. Jimmy doesn't understand though why Culler is helping him... Written by Willy Vanhaelen <willy.vanhaelen@advalvas.be>

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John Carpenter originally wrote this for John Wayne, who was going to do it, but ill health prevented him. When it was finally made, years later, Wilford Brimley played the part meant for John Wayne. See more »

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When the Culler stuntman runs the horse into the boathouse and falls off, he suddenly sits up in a different position. See more »

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Fairly bad all around
20 May 2008 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Poor direction, acting, costumes, sets, story. Wilford Brimley turns in the worst acting job I have seen him do. Rick Schroder does the same. The storyline just plods along with little more motivation than the script. Shot in Canada there are some pretty vistas but the cheap sets in the foreground detract.

This may be a TV Movie made on the cheap and it looks it. Puzzling choices were made as well. The boat for one. Somebody did a nice job stretching canvas (hides?) over a boat frame. What about the size though? It's twice the size, possibly triple, of a boat to be used by one person. It's just out of place as so much is in this movie.

I watched the whole thing hoping it would get better but it didn't.


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