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The Desperate Trail (1994)

After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery - and kills him. For that, Marshal Speakes - her father in law - sentences her... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marshall Bill Speakes
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Jack Cooper
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Sarah O'Rourke
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Walter Cooper
John Furlong ...
Zeb Hollister
Robin Westphal ...
Mamie Hollister
Boots Southerland ...
Scar Face Leader
Joey Hamlin ...
Laughing Boy Killer
Daniel O'Haco ...
Happy (as Danny O'Haco)
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Tommy Donnelly
Jill Scott Momaday ...
Janie
R.L. Tolbert ...
Lean Poker Player
P.J. Pesce ...
Scared Mustachioed Cowboy
Rockne Tarkington ...
Packo
Michael Huddleston ...
Clyde
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After years of suffering under her beating husband, Sarah decides to no longer take any humiliation or battery - and kills him. For that, Marshal Speakes - her father in law - sentences her to the Gallows. During a failed hold-up on the coach she escapes - but Jack Cooper manages to snatch away the transported $2500 from her, which she would have needed to start a new life. So she follows him to get it back. Soon they have to team up against the Marshal, who wants her dead so badly, he doesn't mind breaking the law himself... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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No one escapes from Marshal Bill Speakes. See more »


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28 December 1994 (USA)  »

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A punta de pistola  »

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The posse contains 6 men when they ride into town prior to the shootout. The shootout kills one of them, and a second member is killed by the Marshal. In the following scene where they are on the trail of the fugitives, the posse again numbers 6 men. See more »

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Sarah O'Rourke: So what do you need money so bad for? I thought you said you were a farmer!
Jack Cooper: Well, I am... or I'm going to be.
Sarah O'Rourke: In the meantime, you just rob people, right?
Jack Cooper: Sometimes you got to do some wrong to do some good.
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Do not follow this trail!
8 December 2015 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

When you see Sam Elliot's name attached to a western movie, you think there must be something good about it. Well that is correct in this case too, except the only thing worth watching in the movie is Sam Elliot!

This is a movie that can't figure out what it wants to be! A comedy, a serious western, a shoot them up, kill them all western, etc.

Sam Elliot aside, the acting is not good. and the directing and editing is not good either! Just watching the opening sequence should have given it away for me. During the stagecoach robber scene at the start, you see the stagecoach going at full speed, and then camera cuts to another angle and it is going slow! It returns to the original camera and it is going fast, and then back to slow again, and ... well you get the picture.

I have nothing about B movies, especially westerns, but this one is not worth your time.


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