Crossfire Trail (2001)

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Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »



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Snake Corville (as Marshall Teague)


Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, wants not only the ranch but the woman, too, and hires a gang of gunfighters to make sure he gets both. Written by

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A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.


Action | Western


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21 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Louis L'Amour's 'Crossfire Trail'  »

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Wilford Brimley, as Joe Gill, carries an unusual Evans repeating rifle. The Evans rifle, invented by Warren R. Evans of Thomaston, Maine, was produced only from 1873 to 1879. Gill, who admits to not being a very good shot, says he likes it because he can fire 28 shots before having to reload. See more »


When Beau Dorn is riding out of town at sunrise to kill Rafe, he stops in the street to look at Anne Rodney, and they are both brightly lit from the side. However, the sun is only rising at Beau's back and is not above the horizon yet, the sky is still fairly dark, and there isn't enough natural sunlight to light them up that way. See more »


Joe Gill: [in native tongue] Your daughter broke her egg.
Chief Red Cloud: [native tongue] Egg? What egg?
Joe Gill: What the hell is the word for 'leg'?
[native tongue]
Joe Gill: Her leg!
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Magnificentl-Looking, Solid Western
26 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent western that was beautifully photographed. This looks absolutely stunning on DVD and provides some of the prettiest scenery I've ever viewed on film.

With Tom Selleck in the lead and supporting help from Virginia Madsen, Wilfred Brimley, Mark Harmon and others, this is a good cast for this made-for-cable TV movie. There wasn't much action in here but a lot of tension as Selleck fights off bad-guy Harmon, who is trying to marry Madsen because of the oil-rich property she owns (and is unaware how valuable it is).

My only complaint is that this is a frustrating story to watch at many intervals because for most of the film Madsen does not believe Selleck, who is just trying to help. Selleck does his normal excellent portrayal of a rugged cowboy.

Overall, a good movie and highly-recommended for western fans.

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