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The Shadow Riders (1982)

After the Civil War, two brothers demobilized from the army return home and must rescue certain relatives who have been kidnapped by a band of renegade Confederates.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mac Traven
... Dal Traven
... Sissy Traven
... Uncle 'Black Jack' Traven
... Yankee Officer
... Major Cooper Ashbury, Comanchero Leader
... Jesse Traven (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
... Colonel Holiday Hammond, Gunrunner
... Kate Connery / Sister Katherine
... Sheriff Miles Gillette
... Lieutenant Butler (as Marshall Teague)
Ben Fuhrman ... Devol
... Ma Traven
... Pa Traven
Natalie May ... Heather Traven
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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.

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They rode against rebels and gunrunners, renegades and thieves! See more »

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Romance | Western

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28 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders  »

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The locomotive pulling Holliday Hammond's train is Sierra Railroad No. 3. Built in 1891 and nicknamed the "movie star engine", No. 3 has been featured in numerous Westerns, most famously in [title=tt0099088]. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is about to be taken back to Texas and seated on a horse, his hands are shown tied in front of him with thick rope around the wrists. As he is arguing with the Sheriff, he lifts a hand to gesture and no rope is shown. See more »

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Mac Traven: Blue, grey, it doesn't matter, a man fights for what he believes in.
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Way below par
8 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

One of the worst of the made-for-TV westerns, this cheap-looking production features slapdash direction (by the unremarkable Andrew V. McLaglen of THE UNDEFEATED fame), an often silly script, and poor production design. Not only that, but it's all dragged down by Jerrold Immel's horrendous score, which is one of the worst examples of "Mickey Mouse-ing" I've ever heard. An excellent cast, several of whom appeared in the earlier and more successful TV-movie THE SACKETTS (in which Immel's music was slightly better but still pretty awful) is woefully wasted here. I wanted to like this movie but found it very disappointing.


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