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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
25 June 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for for sale in an eventful journey. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 16)

Robert Duvall ... Prentice Ritter (2 episodes, 2006)

Thomas Haden Church ... Tom Harte (2 episodes, 2006)

Greta Scacchi ... Nola Johns (2 episodes, 2006)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Sun Foy 'aka' #3 (2 episodes, 2006)

Chris Mulkey ... Big Ears (2 episodes, 2006)

Rusty Schwimmer ... Big Rump Kate (2 episodes, 2006)

Scott Cooper ... Gilpin (2 episodes, 2006)

Valerie Tian ... Ging Wa 'aka' #5 (2 episodes, 2006)

Caroline Chan ... Mai Ling 'aka' #2 (2 episodes, 2006)

Olivia Cheng ... Ye Fung 'aka' #4 (2 episodes, 2006)

Jadyn Wong ... Ghee Moon 'aka' #1 (2 episodes, 2006)
Donald Fong ... Lung Hay (2 episodes, 2006)

Peter Skagen ... Bartender / ... (2 episodes, 2006)

James Russo ... 'Capt' Billy Fender / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
Dave Trimble ... Dink Yeatman (2 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Walter Hill (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Alan Geoffrion (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Stanley M. Brooks .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Carliner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Duvall .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Frislev .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Damian Ganczewski .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Alan Geoffrion .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Walter Hill .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Chad Oakes .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Ronald Parker .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Christina Wayne .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Original Music by
David Mansfield (2 episodes, 2006)
Van Dyke Parks (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies (1 episode, 2006)
Phil Norden (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Casting by
Heike Brandstatter (2 episodes, 2006)
Jackie Lind (2 episodes, 2006)
Coreen Mayrs (2 episodes, 2006)
Wendy Weidman (2 episodes, 2006)

Barbara Fiorentino (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Mangieri (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Ken Rempel (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Ives (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Paul Healy (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Wendy Partridge (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tania El Zahr .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Penny Thompson .... department head hairstylist (2 episodes, 2006)
Sharon Toohey .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Debbie Vandelaar .... department head makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Danton .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Ian R. Smith .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie D. Allen .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Kenny Chaplin .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Phil Chipera .... first assistant director / second unit director (unknown episodes)
Shannon Corrie .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lorie Gibson .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Allan Graf .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Minh Luh .... on-set third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Craig Wallace .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Michele Williams .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Andy Robertson .... assistant art direction (2 episodes, 2006)

Crystal Husum .... paint foreman (unknown episodes, 2006)
Ron Darby .... scenic carpenter (unknown episodes)
Darcy Healy .... lead dresser (unknown episodes)
Charmaine Husum .... on-set scenic (unknown episodes)
Brad Kaughman .... head paint coordinator (unknown episodes)
Chris MacRae .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Alan McCullagh .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Erin Olinger .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Justin Onofriechuk .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Trevor Smith .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Susan Turner .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Cory Wills .... prop assistant (unknown episodes)
Ken Wills .... property master (unknown episodes)
Sherrie Wills .... props buyer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Howard .... supervising sound editor / supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2006)

Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
James Doser .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Danny Reisch .... assistant adr engineer (unknown episodes)
Justan Ross .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bob David .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Mike Friesen .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Neil Krause .... second unit effects (unknown episodes)
Wade Maurer .... main unit key (unknown episodes)
Leo Wieser .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)

David Alexander .... digital artist: Switch VFX (unknown episodes)
Jon Campfens .... visual effects supervisor: Switch VFX (unknown episodes)
Chris DeCristo .... compositing supervisor: CBS Digital (unknown episodes)
Mark Fordham .... lead matte painter: Switch VFX (unknown episodes)
Ray Giarratana .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Glen Guenette .... digital compositor: Switch VFX (unknown episodes)
Gudrun Heinze .... lead digital artist: Switch VFX (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Dwight Beard .... stunt wagon driver (2 episodes, 2006)

Guy Bews .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Corry Glass .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Chyanne Hodgson .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2006)

Chris Bang .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Roch Daigle .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Casey Harrison .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Dennis Head .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Larry R.J. Jones .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Chris Large .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Doug Lavender .... head focus puller (unknown episodes)
Keith Marion .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Terry McNeill .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Tim Milligan .... key dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Curtis Otte .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Sean K. Smith .... lighting rigger (unknown episodes)
Christopher G. Sprague .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Daryl Strilchuk .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Rob Turko .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Roger Vernon .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kristi Daniels .... casting intern (unknown episodes)
Samantha Finkler .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Alyson Lockwood .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Lindsey Weissmueller .... casting intern (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Morley .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rob Evans .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Aram Nigoghossian .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
Trevor Risbridger .... conforming editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Matt Cartsonis .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Craig Eastman .... musician: fiddle, viola, tenor violin, erhu and hurdy gurdy (unknown episodes)
Michael Lloyd .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Carl Sealove .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Doug Slupski .... driver: hair/make-up/wardrobe truck (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Fernando Alessandri .... assistant: Mr. Brooks (unknown episodes)
Bonni Baynton .... script supervisor: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jay Daniel Beechinor .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Dusty Bews .... head wrangler (unknown episodes)
Chris Cinnamon .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hudson Cooley .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Christopher Lawrence Evans .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ed Huery .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Patricia Johnson .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Nimo Mathenge .... assistant: Mr. Ganczewski (unknown episodes)
Leslie Maynes .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Samantha Nottingham-Carew .... first assistant accountant payroll (unknown episodes)
Anna Rane .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Daniel Rauth .... assistant: Mr. Ganczewski (unknown episodes)
Chris Scheuerman .... directing intern (unknown episodes)
Chantal Teasdale .... key craft service (unknown episodes)
Bradford Walker .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Edward Zachara .... assistant location manager: second unit (unknown episodes)
 

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184 min (2 parts)
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Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: A camera is visible when Big Ears gets on a horse to go and visit Dink Yeatman.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Harte:[after killing the man who stole from them, Harte returns to find his uncle teaching the girls English] So I went and got our horses and our money... had to stretch a fella... and you start a finishing school for Chinese girls.See more »
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118 out of 140 people found the following review useful.
Never doubt a Western that Duvall is attached to, 22 June 2006
Author: (themoviemark@themoviemark.com) from http://www.themoviemark.com

Watching AMC's Western miniseries Broken Trail is similar to reading a compelling novel - the beauty's in the details. Rather than rushing story and character development in order to get to the next action scene (so as to appease those with Attention Span Deficit Syndrome), Broken Trail understands that the mark of a really good Western lies with interesting, colorful characters and a storytelling style that convinces you to keep watching.

I've always been a fan of Westerns and always will be; that's why it's so disappointing that today's movie/TV landscape doesn't seem to have the time, money, or patience to do the genre right. Hopefully, Broken Trail is just the beginning of a reversal to this trend.

If you're a fan of Western epics in the vein of Lonesome Dove then I strongly suggest you check out Broken Trail. The story is a little unconventional as far as Westerns go, but you know what? It works. And it works well.

I was initially curious how captivated I would be by watching two men accompany five Chinese girls across the Western wilderness, but rather than focusing on the concept, this is all about the journey and the adventures and characters that are encountered along the way. Church proves himself quite a versatile actor (how far has he come since Wings?), and Duvall puts in the type of effortless performance that I could watch him deliver every week. He's not unlike Augustus McCrae, but what does it matter? He plays the character flawlessly. Here's a tip - never doubt a Western that Duvall is attached to.

Moving at a smooth, campfire pace, Broken Trail presents characters you'll care about, conflicts you'll want to see resolved, cinematography that will convince you to take a trip out West, and enough Western justice to keep the die-hard fans of action content. Just keep in mind that the shootouts aren't thrown in for the mere sake of satisfying those who demand violence in their Westerns. All the gunplay comes as a necessity to the story and is allowed to happen exactly when it needs to. It's never forced for the sake of hurrying things along.

This is a miniseries that is reason enough alone to justify your cable or satellite bill, and we can only hope that enough viewers tune in to influence more quality programming like this in the future.

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