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Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)

An outlaw and a Texas Ranger Captain have a life-long personal feud, but twenty years later, with old-age settling in, they must put their differences aside in order to face the latest Texas problem, the youngest generation of outlaws.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Henry Lee
... Captain Owen Hayes
... Cotton
... Nash Crawford
... Kelly Sutton
... Nitro Jones
... Jason Fitch
... Fargo Parker
... The Govenor
... Charlie Lee
... George Asque
... Maggie
... Billy Bates
... Meg Boley
... Herald Fitch (as Harry Carey)
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Captain Hayes of the Texas Rangers reached the pinnacle of his career when he captured the notorious John Henry, an outlaw cowboy, and put him behind bars. Twenty years later, upon his release, Henry is older, but unrepentant. Within six hours after leaving his jail cell, he evens the score with Hayes by holding up the Bank of Texas for twenty thousand dollars in gold. Hayes, in his fury, gets himself out of retirement to take up the chase once more. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Some men took money ... Some men took lives ... These men took both.


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3 January 1988 (USA)  »

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This is a remake of "The Over-the-Hill Gang." It is pretty well done. Willie Nelson got the lead and he's got some nice pearls of wisdom. Richard Widmark is kinda blind to the long term. His goal is solely to put Willie back in prison. Depending on your point of view, either one can be rated as better than the other. Unfortunately, Jack Elam didn't get to do any of his usual scene stealing. See more »

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There is no saguaro cactus in, or anywhere near, Texas. See more »

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Captain Owen Hayes: Put the gun down John Henry.
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Follows The Over-the-Hill Gang (1969) See more »

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An interesting film with a "history" to two earlier TV-films
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A pleasant, tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek western (with that Burt Kennedy touch) that gives up yet another adventure with some wonderful characters that were first introduced almost 20 years earlier. I speak of the ABC Movie-of-the-Week films "The Over-the-Hill Gang" and "The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again" (which was Fred Astaire's TV-film debut and ONLY western film--ever!) The character of Richard Widmark was earlier played by Pat O'Brien in the first film, with Chuck Connors taking over Walter Brennan's part and Jack Elam here "filling" in for Edgar Buchanan. Those earlier films (from 1969 & 1970 respectively) were light yet entertaining and this film does not fail in that genre. Some might argue that many of the actors are in their "golden years"--and that's to the viewer's advantage as you will soon realize that with age certainly comes style. Sit back, enjoy and find a smile creeping across your face as you discover that there ARE films out there that are made "like they used to be"!


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