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Set in 1898, Print Ritter and his estranged nephew Tom Harte become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls. Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes. Written by
This title was a 2 hour movie in the beginning, but AMC wanted to develop an original series, so they make it longer (from the book "Dificult Men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution" by Brett Martin). See more »
After the final gun fight when they are standing in the barn, Print has his left arm around two of the girls and Nola is standing to their right. When the camera angle changes, Nola is now standing between the girls with her arms around them. See more »
Without marriage and women we'd all have been drunk, shot ourselves to death, or died of the clap.
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The cowboy is still a hero even though he didn't start out to be.
When I first saw this advertised on AMC I knew I was going to watch because of Robert Duvall. While the character of Print Ritter was almost a carbon copy of Gus McCrea from Lonesome Dove, Duvall was still a thrill to watch. He reminds me of the old time movie cowboys although dressed more authentically then they ever did. But he stood for justice in Lonesome Dove and also in Broken Trail. And he did this while minding his own business - he never sought out the confrontations. These were men doing what men had to do and Duvall epitomizes that character.
Thomas Haden Church was excellent as Tom Harte. I had never seen him in anything except "Wings" but he makes an excellent cowboy. And he and Duvall played well off each other.
I also got the impression this story was based on real people and real events.
The only thing that would have made this movie any better would have been including Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot and Keith Carradine in the cast. But Broken Trail was great as it was and I believe will become a classic.
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