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Broken Trail 

Not Rated | | Western | TV Mini Series (2006)
A veteran cowboy and his nephew save five Chinese girls from prostitution while trekking from Oregon to Wyoming.
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Duvall ...  Prentice Ritter 2 episodes, 2006
Thomas Haden Church ...  Tom Harte 2 episodes, 2006
Greta Scacchi ...  Nola Johns 2 episodes, 2006
Chris Mulkey ...  Big Ears 2 episodes, 2006
Rusty Schwimmer ...  Big Rump Kate 2 episodes, 2006
Gwendoline Yeo ...  Sun Foy 'aka' #3 2 episodes, 2006
Scott Cooper ...  Gilpin 2 episodes, 2006
Valerie Tian ...  Ging Wa 'aka' #5 2 episodes, 2006
Olivia Cheng ...  Ye Fung 'aka' #4 2 episodes, 2006
Jadyn Wong ...  Ghee Moon 'aka' #1 2 episodes, 2006
Donald Fong Donald Fong ...  Lung Hay 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Skagen ...  Colonial Bartender / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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Storyline

Set in 1898, Print Ritter and his estranged nephew Tom Harte become the reluctant guardians of five abused and abandoned Chinese girls. Ritter and Harte's attempts to care for the girls are complicated by their responsibility to deliver a herd of horses while avoiding a group of bitter rivals intent on kidnapping the girls for their own purposes. Written by anonymous

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Western

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Trivia

It was a two-hour movie in the beginning, but AMC wanted to develop an original series, so they made it longer (from the book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad" by Brett Martin). See more »

Goofs

A camera is visible when Big Ears gets on a horse to go and visit Dink Yeatman. See more »

Quotes

Prentice Ritter: I get rousted out of my sleep sometimes when Nature calls. I find there's something frightening 'bout that hour of the night 'cause there ain't no foolin' yourself 'bout what you done or what you hadn't done with your life.
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Referenced in Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) See more »

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26 June 2006 | by sprinsSee all my reviews

Just finished watching part two. Great story. I can not wait to read the book. Both Duvall and Church brought so much to their characters and the story. I really hope that the "great west " was settled by men like these. Men who were not afraid to do the right thing. Men who showed courage, morals, kindness, and stood up to those who would bring harm and injustice to the innocent. . The kind of men that I would consider it an honor to "ride" with. I could not help sharing in the pain and confusion that the girls felt. I feel ashamed as a man to know that we treated innocent women that way and still do. I am glad the story ended as it did. Duvall's character showed that he could be tough as nails but still have a heart when it came to the girls. Church's character showed true grit and also had a soft side that he could not hide. Overall it was a truly great story brought to life by two men who did an excellent job portraying their characters.


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English | Mandarin | Crow

Release Date:

24 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broken Trail See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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