Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to ...
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Three boy scouts, one a great-nephew of Butch Cassidy, and their pretty girl friend hunt for the lost treasure of the legendary bank robber in 1950s Utah. A modern gang of outlaws wants to grab the loot, too, and soon the intrepid heroes are fleeing for the lives on trains, rafts and automobiles. Written by
Like Young Guns II where a heavily made up Emilio Estevez as desert rat Brushy Bill Roberts reveals to an interviewer he's really Billy the Kid who didn't die at the hands of Pat Garrett, Outlaw Trail has the proposition that Butch Cassidy didn't meet his end in Bolivia with the Sundance Kid. His legacy has been a heavy load for his family to bear, particularly a surviving brother played by James Gammon in Utah of 1951.
For reasons that are not really explained young Ryan Kelley thinks that grand uncle Butch survived and left a lot of buried loot in the legendary Robber's Roost, hideout for the Hole-in-the-Wall gang. James Gammon who is his grandfather discourages that belief rather firmly. But when some thieves loot an excavation site that contains clues to the treasure young Ryan is more determined than ever.
He and Boy Scout buddy James D. Hardy are determined to find said treasure ahead of the thieves. Along for the ride reluctantly are Arielle Kebbel and another Boy Scout Brent Weber who is his rival for Kebbel and son of the local mayor.
Outlaw Trail proves one proposition, that out on the frontier Boy Scout training comes in remarkably handy. At various points in the film the Scouts are trailing the crooks and vice versa. And the law is trailing both as the kids are now missing persons.
Young Ryan Kelley gives a sincere and deeply felt performance. And the rest of the cast backs him up admirably. Outlaw Trail is a good family film that kids of all ages should enjoy.
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