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Last Stand at Saber River (1997)

As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

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Cornet
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Luz
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As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona homestead from rebel pioneers who sympathize with the Union war effort. Desperate to rebuild the life he once knew, Cable ultimately joins forces with Vern Kidston, his Union adversary to make a last stand for the one thing worth fighting for -- his family. Written by Anonymous

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A Última Conquista  »

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This was Harry Carey Jr.'s final acting role before his death on December 27, 2012 at the age of 91. See more »

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After Paul Cable killed a man and sent his family back to the house, before the camera cut away the dead man moved his head as he began to get up. See more »

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Edward Janroe: You know, the Dodd brothers will never forget you killed Joe Bob?
Paul Cable: There's only one Dodd brother left.
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Another movie based on an Elmore Leonard story
9 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Elmore Leonard wrote Westerns before he started writing crime novels. 3:10 To Yuma was about a man who took a job as a deputy to bring in a killer. Last Sand at Saber River is about Paul Cable, (Tom Selleck,) a former Confederate soldier, who returns home to his ranch in Arizona, only to find it occupied by Union sympathizers. Cable and his family have to fight to get their home back. I'd tell you more but then that would be spoiling it. Right? It's another movie based on an Elmore Leonard story. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 10. All right, without giving away much of the plot, Cable is a Civil War veteran who headed to Texas to join the Confederate Army, and according to the story. was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. The story says that he wounded in the leg and was given ninety days to recover and ordered to go home because there was a shortage of beds in the field hospital.


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