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Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a younger brother and one of the brothers' fiancée, have been kidnapped by a marauding band of rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. Aided by their uncle, they set out to rescue the family.
In the beginning of the film, a group of northern soldiers appears, leading Dal. When they stop and Dal goes ahead, the soldiers stay in double line. Soon after they are in a single line. See more »
[Chuckles as he hurriedly pulls on his boots]
This seems to remind you of something, don't it?
Yeah, only it was the other way around.
Old Man Childers' barn?
Yeah. I seem to recall his daughter was there too, and her brothers comin' after ya.
Yeah, I had a helluva time pullin' my boots on.
It wasn't just your boots, little brother.
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Sometimes I think of a good western as a conventional plot, with slight variations, and having the merit of doing it in the best way possible. Applying those standards "The Shadow Riders" scores quite well. Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott are the ideal heroes, playing two brothers who fight on different sides during the civil war.Just listening to their dialog is half the fun of the film. Katharine Ross is beautiful and Ben Johnson and Harry Carey Junior ( remember the John Ford films?) are welcome additions to an already excellent cast. The story is from Louis L'Amour and follows the character of his books, predictable but entertaining. The musical score brings to mind the song "The Battle of New Orleans". An unusual scenery with vivid colors and a seashore that looks a lot like California even though it is in Texas, this western is not outstanding, but very enjoyable
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