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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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Mamie Hollister
Boots Southerland ...
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Laughing Boy Killer
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R.L. Tolbert ...
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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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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 Different Sam Elliott Than You're Used To
4 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Working class criminal Craig Sheffer teams up with escaped murderess Linda Fiorintino, who's better at killing than he is. Together they plot a bank robbery fall in love (sort of), and try to elude ruthless US Marshal Sam Elliott, the father of the man Fiorintino killed.

A solid enough western, The Desperate Trail rides the early 90's wave of renewed interest in the genre, brought about by the success of Unforgiven and Dances With Wolves.

This has enough blood, guts, and bullets to satisfy action fans, as well as good production values and performances, especially Elliott who's apparently as good at being nasty as he is at being folksy.

My only problem is that despite the fact that the climax is action-packed, it stops just short of being satisfying.


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