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Last Stand at Saber River (1997)

After the Civil War, a returning Confederate veteran must reclaim his Arizona land and homestead from the Yankee carpetbaggers who illegally occupy it.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Cable
... Martha Cable
Rachel Duncan ... Clare Cable
... Davis Cable
... Vern Kidston
... Duane Kidston
... Lorraine Kidston
Chris Stacy ... Chris
... James Sanford
... Austin Dodd
... Wynn Dodd (as Michael Osment)
... Cornet
... Edward Janroe
... Luz
... Manuel
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As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate soldier who returns from the war to reclaim his Arizona homestead from rebel pioneers who sympathize with the Union war effort. Desperate to rebuild the life he once knew, Cable ultimately joins forces with Vern Kidston, his Union adversary to make a last stand for the one thing worth fighting for -- his family. Written by Anonymous

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19 January 1997 (USA)  »

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A Última Conquista  »

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This was Harry Carey Jr.'s final acting role before his death on December 27, 2012 at the age of 91. See more »

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Paul Cable uses a Richards conversion of the Colt 1860 Army revolver, and is shown shooting and reloading the revolver with cartridges. The story is set in 1865 at the close of the US Civil War, but the Richards conversion was not introduced until 1873. See more »

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Martha Cable: How many heifers are you gonna buy?
Davis Cable: Daddy's going to Mexico to buy a 1000 head.
Paul Cable: More like 50, but I like you confidence.
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Another movie based on an Elmore Leonard story
9 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Elmore Leonard wrote Westerns before he started writing crime novels. 3:10 To Yuma was about a man who took a job as a deputy to bring in a killer. Last Sand at Saber River is about Paul Cable, (Tom Selleck,) a former Confederate soldier, who returns home to his ranch in Arizona, only to find it occupied by Union sympathizers. Cable and his family have to fight to get their home back. I'd tell you more but then that would be spoiling it. Right? It's another movie based on an Elmore Leonard story. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 10. All right, without giving away much of the plot, Cable is a Civil War veteran who headed to Texas to join the Confederate Army, and according to the story. was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. The story says that he wounded in the leg and was given ninety days to recover and ordered to go home because there was a shortage of beds in the field hospital.


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