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Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)

Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass, he sees an heiress, Jane Withersteen, being harassed by ... See full summary »

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Jim Lassiter roams from town to town in search for the man who drove his sister to suicide. While riding toward a mountain pass, he sees an heiress, Jane Withersteen, being harassed by thugs and steps in to help. A religious sect wants Jane to marry their leader, Deacon Tull, so they can gain ownership of her land. When he steps in to help, Lassister slowly begins to believe that a member of this sect is the man he is looking for. Written by Ronos

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Friends betrayed her ... Neighbors deserted her ... Now her only ally is a stranger who lives above the law.

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21 January 1996 (USA)  »

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Cavaleiros do Crepúsuclo  »

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The Mormons are never identified as the religion in the film, as they were in Zane Grey's novel. But the story takes place in Utah, and the religious group is described as being persecuted and driven out of every place they had lived. Also, there is a book in a drawer with the Salt Lake temple on the cover. See more »

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Lassiter: You'd best be calling on that god that reveals himself to you on earth, 'cause you won't be seeing him where you're going.
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See the movie and read the book - both are enjoyable
29 July 2004 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

For any fan of a good western and Zane Gray this movie is well worth the viewing time. I had read the book several times over the years and found this movie lived up to my expectations. The movie was as true to the book as any movie of this nature can be. The action will draw you in, I had to go back and reread the book to see if I missed something. The authenticity of the scenery as well as the beauty really helped make the movie. Lassiter starts out as a somewhat questionable hero but quickly you realize that he is one of the quiet good guys. Reminded me of some of the older western movies like "Shane" or some of the newer ones like "Tom Horn" or "The Sackets. Read the book, see the movie, and then read the book again it will be worth your time.


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