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The Quest (1976)

PG | | Western | TV Movie 13 May 1976
Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians.

Director:

Lee H. Katzin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Russell ... Morgan 'Two Persons' Bodeen
Tim Matheson ... Quinton Beaudine
Brian Keith ... Tank Logan
Keenan Wynn ... H.H. Small
Cameron Mitchell ... Shadrack Peltzer
Morgan Woodward ... Sheriff Moses
Neville Brand ... Shea
Art Lund ... Blanchard
John Anderson ... Army officer
Will Hutchins ... Earl
Luke Askew ... Crane
Gregory Walcott ... Blacksmith
Irene Yah-Ling Sun Irene Yah-Ling Sun ... China
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Young punk
Iron Eyes Cody ... Old Indian
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Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians.

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Longest Drive See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Cruz River, Arizona, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was used as a 2-part episode in the series "The Quest" which aired September- December 1976. See more »

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Narrator: The legend of the Bodine brothers has etched itself into frontier history in the last quarter of the 19th Century. Morgan "Two Persons" Beaudine, captured by Cheyenne and freed eight years later by the army; Quentin Beaudine, a young doctor from San Francisco. Across thousands of miles from the Missouri Breaks to the Canadian River, from the Rockies to the high plains, both joined together in a search for their sister, Patricia, still a captive of the Cheyenne. The legend of the ...
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First-rate western
3 September 2002 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Tim Matheson and Kurt Russell star in this TV movie (which later became a series) about two brothers who roam the west trying to find their sister, who was kidnapped by Indians as a child. This variation on the John Wayne movie "The Searchers" can stand on its own two feet; it's a sharply-written, beautifully photographed, well acted film, smoothly directed by Lee H. Katzin, with some welcome humor amid the seriousness and a memorable segment featuring old pros Brian Keith and Cameron Mitchell. Keith plays a crusty old outlaw and Mitchell the lawman--and his old friend--who leads the posse that tracks him down and surrounds he and his gang in their hideout. Matheson and Russell work well together, and it's obvious why this became a series. Unfortunately, the series didn't live up to its potential and didn't last long, but this is definitely one of the best made-for-TV westerns to have come out of the '70s--or any other era, for that matter--and could easily have stood on its own as a feature. If you're a western fan, or if you like a good story told well, don't miss this.


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