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Broken Trail: :  -- Top-rated miniseries!  Set in 1897, 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.

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1
Release Date:
25 June 2006 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 37 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nicely Done See more (88 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [16])

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Russo ... Captain Billy Fender (2 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Tomarin ... Loop (2 episodes, 2006)
Dave Trimble ... Dink Yeatman (2 episodes, 2006)

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)
Rob Sorcher .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Christina Wayne .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Vlad Wolynetz .... 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 (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies (2 episodes, 2006)
Phil Norden (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting by
Heike Brandstatter (2 episodes, 2006)
Barbara Fiorentino (2 episodes, 2006)
Rebecca Mangieri (2 episodes, 2006)
Wendy Weidman (2 episodes, 2006)
 
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 Art Department
Andy Robertson .... assistant art direction (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Howard .... supervising sound editor / supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Stunts
Dwight Beard .... stunt wagon driver (2 episodes, 2006)
Guy Bews .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Archie Kan .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2006)
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2006)
Jackie Lind .... casting: Calgary (2 episodes, 2006)
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Morley .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Tom Chen .... publicity consultant (2 episodes, 2006)
JJ Osbun .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Thanks
Adam Price .... very special thanks (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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184 min (2 parts)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Towards the end of the movie, when Ed "Big Ears" Bywater is threatening to nail Prent's "credentials" to the log, the horse shoe nail in his mouth disappears and reappears depending on the camera angle.See more »
Quotes:
Prentice Ritter:I get rousted out of my sleep sometimes when Nature calls. I find there's something frightening 'bout that hour of the night 'cause there ain't no foolin' yourself 'bout what you done or what you hadn't done with your life.See more »
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39 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Nicely Done, 26 June 2006
Author: mschrock from United States

If you're looking for a good view of the old West, this movie is well worth your time.

Great storyline, great acting, and fantastic scenery.

Duvall seems to be timeless, as always, this time in a story that's all about time. Thomas Haden Church adds his best performance ever, showing he's ready for more serious roles.

The plot develops with a made-for-TV pace, which on occasion doesn't develop a scene as deeply as it could, but it does not fail to develop the characters to a fine pitch.

On balance, it's the characters and the fantastic western setting which make this a western that should stand time.

I'll enjoy watching it again in a few years.

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