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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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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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Travellers. Partners. Lovers. Robbers. See more »


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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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Jack Cooper: Why is it that every time you bed down with a woman she thinks she's entitled to opinions and your affairs?
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A rough, tough ride through the old west
16 February 2006 | by (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

Sam Elliot plays a hardened Sheriff bent on capturing his daughter in law because she killed his son who had the audacity to beat her. The sheriffs methods at times seem heavy handed, but he is a dedicated lawman who will not shoot her at the first chance. No, he intends to see her hang. One of the most vicious lines in the movie is his while telling her what it's like. He tells her, "You can hear a neck snap, sounds like breaking a carrot." Excellent portrayals all around, even has a few surprises. I do feel that toward the end the woman on the run become a loose cannon, blazing away at any who offend. This might be taken as her rage against men who belittle and abuse women as had her husband, the son of the sheriff who hunts her down at all costs.


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