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Crossfire Trail (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Western | TV Movie 21 January 2001
Rafe promises a dying friend to look after his wife and 40,000 acre ranch in Wyoming. A powerful businessman wants the ranch and widow by whatever means necessary.


Simon Wincer


Louis L'Amour (book), Charles Robert Carner (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Rafe Covington
Virginia Madsen ... Ann Rodney
Wilford Brimley ... Joe Gill
David O'Hara ... Rock Mullaney
Christian Kane ... J.T. Langston
Barry Corbin ... Sheriff Walter Moncrief
Joanna Miles ... Melissa Thompson
Ken Pogue ... Gene Thompson
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Mike Taggart
Rex Linn ... Luke Taggart
William Sanderson ... Dewey (the bartender)
Daniel Parker Daniel Parker ... Taggart Gang (as Daniel T. Parker)
Marshall R. Teague ... Snake Corville (as Marshall Teague)
Brad Johnson ... Beau Dorn
Mark Harmon ... Bruce Barkow


Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, wants not only the ranch but the woman, too, and hires a gang of gunfighters to make sure he gets both. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.


Action | Western


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Before becoming an actor Wilford Brimley had been a blacksmith. See more »


None of the pistols or rifles recoil when they are fired. Also, the rifles don't eject any empty cartridge cases when they are cocked for the next shot. See more »


[first lines]
Charles Rodney: [laying in bunk] Rafe. Rafe. You'll do it Rafe? You gave me your word.
Rafe Covington: I'll do it.
Charles Rodney: I ain't afraid of dying. What's that you told me?
Rafe Covington: 'Tis a poor thing to fear the inevitable.
Charles Rodney: Ah, right. Who said it?
Rafe Covington: Someone who wasn't dying.
Charles Rodney: That's good advice, but hard to follow.
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Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (uncredited)
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almost my favorite western
13 July 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

If it wasn't for QUIGLEY, DOWN UNDER, CROSSFIRE TRAIL would be my favorite western. Tom Selleck easily slips into the type of role he seems born to play. Not many current actors look right at home in a western, but Selleck is one who does. He looks like he stepped right out of the 1800s. Mark Harmon makes an appropriate ass as the bad guy, and the beautiful Virginia Madsen is gorgeous as the school teacher Harmon plans to marry and Selleck has vowed (to her dead husband) to protect. The talented and underused Brad Johnson is a good villain as well, a hired gun Harmon brings in to kill Selleck. Good performances from all, and excellent score as well, by Eric Colvin, that deserves a soundtrack release. The Vancouver locations are a surprisingly-good stand-in for Wyoming, and director Simon Wincer (who should be the person to call when a western needs to be made) gives the film a nice pace with an exciting climax, intercutting between two shootouts. Seeing as how this was the highest-rated original cable movie in history when it debuted, I hope to see more Selleck/Wincer team-ups in the future.

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21 January 2001 (USA) See more »

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Louis L'Amour's 'Crossfire Trail' See more »

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