Broken Trail (2006)

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Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for sale in an eventful journey.

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Series cast summary:
 Prentice Ritter (2 episodes, 2006)
 Tom Harte (2 episodes, 2006)
 Nola Johns (2 episodes, 2006)
 Sun Foy 'aka' #3 (2 episodes, 2006)
 Big Ears (2 episodes, 2006)
 Big Rump Kate (2 episodes, 2006)
 Gilpin (2 episodes, 2006)
 Ging Wa 'aka' #5 (2 episodes, 2006)
 Mai Ling 'aka' #2 (2 episodes, 2006)
 Ye Fung 'aka' #4 (2 episodes, 2006)
 Ghee Moon 'aka' #1 (2 episodes, 2006)
Donald Fong ...
 Lung Hay (2 episodes, 2006)
 Bartender / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
 Captain Billy Fender (2 episodes, 2006)
Dave Trimble ...
 Dink Yeatman (2 episodes, 2006)


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 anonymous

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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 »


In the end of part 1 after #4 was raped, Tom shoots the rapist's thumbs off. First, he aims at the rapist's right hand, and the hand shown with an exploding thumb is a left hand. Then when Tom aims at the man's left hand, the exploding thumb is on a right hand. See more »


Prentice Ritter: Without marriage and women we'd all have been drunk, shot ourselves to death, or died of the clap.
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Referenced in Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) See more »

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26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching part two. Great story. I can not wait to read the book. Both Duvall and Church brought so much to their characters and the story. I really hope that the "great west " was settled by men like these. Men who were not afraid to do the right thing. Men who showed courage, morals, kindness, and stood up to those who would bring harm and injustice to the innocent. . The kind of men that I would consider it an honor to "ride" with. I could not help sharing in the pain and confusion that the girls felt. I feel ashamed as a man to know that we treated innocent women that way and still do. I am glad the story ended as it did. Duvall's character showed that he could be tough as nails but still have a heart when it came to the girls. Church's character showed true grit and also had a soft side that he could not hide. Overall it was a truly great story brought to life by two men who did an excellent job portraying their characters.

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