Last Stand at Saber River (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  19 January 1997 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Cable
Martha Cable
Rachel Duncan ...
Clare Cable
Davis Cable
Vern Kidston
Duane Kidston
Tracey Needham ...
Lorraine Kidston
Chris Stacy ...
James Sanford
Austin Dodd
Wynn Dodd (as Michael Osment)
Edward Janroe


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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19 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


Martha Cable: The disadvantage of knowing a man all his life is a woman never expects him to change.
Martha Cable: And when he does, it rattles her.
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Good Cast, Good Western
9 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom Selleck made a couple of made-for-cable TV westerns that were very good, and this is one of them. The always-reliable Selleck is convincig in the lead role and Suzy Amis is fun to watch to in the corresponding female lead. It's also kind of neat to see a very young Haley Joel Osment two years before he became famous in "The Sixth Sense."

Once again, as these westerns tend to be, the viewer is treated to some beautiful scenery and in addition, a good story of a man taking taking family back home to Arizona - not the north or south - after the Civil War and not finding a nice welcome from the home folks.

In this film, we also get two Carradines: David and Keith, villains but not as despicable as many are shown in other westerns. The Carradine family has produced some really fine actors over the years.

It's just another one of these solid, relatively-unknown westerns that I am glad to discover. I'm sorry to see only three other reviews of this as of my writing. Apparently there are many others out there who have yet to discover this gem.

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