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Conn Conagher
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Evie Teale
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Charlie McCloud, Stage Driver
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Jacob Teale
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Seaborn Tay, Cattle Rancher
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Kiowa Staples
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Chris Mahler, Cowboy
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Curly
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Johnny McGivern
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Casuse, Ladder Five Rider
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Tile Coker, Ladder Five Rider
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Station Agent
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Laban Teale
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Ruthie Teale
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Smoke Parnell, Ladder Five Owner
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Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness. Written by David J. Kiseleski <davidk269@aol.com>

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None tougher. None faster. None deadlier.

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Dub Taylor (Station Agent) was the real life father of Buck Taylor (Tile Coker). See more »

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When Conagher first meets Tile Coker, you can see the shadow of a boom mic on the ground next to Conagher's horse as he rides up to Tile. See more »

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Chris Mahler, Cowboy: Damn you, Conn, you're pushing me!
Conn Conagher: It seems to me I'm the one being pushed.
Chris Mahler, Cowboy: You're a damn fool. They're going to clean the old man out by spring. Now you can do your job and look the other way, or you can set yourself up as a target. You got a choice.
Conn Conagher: No, you got a choice. You can throw your pack on your horse and ride out of here tonight, or you can go for your gun.
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Perfect
21 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What can you say when something's perfect?

This movie is a love song to the west and to the man who made us love it too, Louis L'Amour. They got it all RIGHT in this one ... the script, the breathtaking cinematography, the casting, the acting, the costumes, the sets, the scenery, the direction, and the overall feel of the piece. And the frosting on the cake is that the book comes alive here, respectfully and faithfully transfered to film.

We see the tough and solitary life of a cowpuncher as it was, the dirt, the sweat, the never ending dust, the loneliness, no punches pulled. It exudes values and ethics while never preaching, and it shows the courage of one woman alone with children in the west. It's a tribute, a slice of history, a love story, and a lesson in standing up for what's right. Mostly it's just plain beautiful.

I think the thing that impresses me most about this movie is the casting ... not only the leads and supporting players, but the casting right down to the smallest bit part. And none of the roles are more perfectly cast than those of the children who manage to transcend time from now to then. The rest of the supporting cast reads like a Who's Who of American Westerns ... Barry Corbin, Ken Curtis, Buck Taylor, Dub Taylor ... and the newcomers here hold their own well in this distinguished bunch.

I try not to watch this movie more than once a year. That's difficult for me because I miss it between viewings like I miss an old friend. And every time I rewatch it my heart yearns to return to the west. This film is easily in a class with "Will Penny," and can stand proudly with any western ever made. Watch it.

PS: Yeah, it's got plenty of action too.


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