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The Sacketts 

Not Rated | | Western | TV Mini-Series (1979)
After the Civil War, Tennessee brothers Orrin and Tyrel Sackett are herding cattle out West while Tell Sackett is prospecting for gold in the hills.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sam Elliott ...  Tell Sackett 2 episodes, 1979
Tom Selleck ...  Orrin Sackett 2 episodes, 1979
Jeff Osterhage ...  Tyrel Sackett 2 episodes, 1979
Glenn Ford ...  Tom Sunday 2 episodes, 1979
Ben Johnson ...  Cap Rountree 2 episodes, 1979
Gilbert Roland ...  Don Luis 2 episodes, 1979
John Vernon ...  Jonathan Pritts 2 episodes, 1979
Ruth Roman ...  Rosie 2 episodes, 1979
Jack Elam ...  Ira Bigelow 2 episodes, 1979
Gene Evans ...  Benson Bigelow 2 episodes, 1979
L.Q. Jones ...  Belden 2 episodes, 1979
Paul Koslo ...  Kid Newton 2 episodes, 1979
Mercedes McCambridge ...  Ma Sackett 2 episodes, 1979
Slim Pickens ...  Jack Bigelow 2 episodes, 1979
Louis L'Amour Louis L'Amour ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1979
Buck Taylor ...  Reed Carney 2 episodes, 1979
Pat Buttram ...  Tuthill 2 episodes, 1979
Shug Fisher ...  Purgatorie Barkeep 2 episodes, 1979
Ana Alicia ...  Drusilla 2 episodes, 1979
Lee de Broux ...  Simpson 2 episodes, 1979
James Gammon ...  Wes Bigelow 2 episodes, 1979
Marcy Hanson ...  Laura Pritts 2 episodes, 1979
Frank Ramírez Frank Ramírez ...  Juan Torres 2 episodes, 1979
Wendy Rastattar Wendy Rastattar ...  Ange Kerry 2 episodes, 1979
Henry Capps Henry Capps ...  Boyd 2 episodes, 1979
Ramon Chavez Ramon Chavez ...  Pete Romero 2 episodes, 1979
Don Collier ...  L.P. Seeker 2 episodes, 1979
Pam Earnhardt Pam Earnhardt ...  Mary 2 episodes, 1979
Bruce M. Fischer ...  Trapper 2 episodes, 1979
Richard Jamison Richard Jamison ...  Miner #1 2 episodes, 1979
Pat Mahoney Pat Mahoney ...  Purgatorie Customer 2 episodes, 1979
James O'Connell James O'Connell ...  Long Higgins 2 episodes, 1979
Ken Plonkey Ken Plonkey ...  Miner #2 2 episodes, 1979
Mark Wallace Mark Wallace ...  Teller 2 episodes, 1979
Malcolm Watt Malcolm Watt ...  Preacher 2 episodes, 1979
Mai Gray Mai Gray ...  The Harlot 2 episodes, 1979
Bill Hart ...  Rodale 2 episodes, 1979
Brian Libby ...  Durango 2 episodes, 1979
Kimo Owens Kimo Owens ...  Fetterson 2 episodes, 1979
Monique St. Pierre ...  Delilah 2 episodes, 1979
Tom Waters Tom Waters ...  Hobes 2 episodes, 1979
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Two part television adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way, the oldest, Tell, prospects for gold, while the two younger Orin and Tye herd cattle and help bring order to a racially divided Santa Fe. Written by Mark Shelton <marks131@ix.netcom.com>

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Their guns blaze a name for themselves in untamed New Mexico territory. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Daybreakers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Video Version) | (movie)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Lehane was originally offered the role of Kid Newton, but was working on another project by the time production began. See more »

Goofs

When Tom, Cap, Orrin, and Tyrel ride into Purgatorie, you can see a large telephone pole with modern transformers on it, in the background over the buildings. See more »

Alternate Versions

A two-hour version of the this film played HBO in 1982 under the title of The Daybreakers. See more »

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What a Waste of a Great Cast
24 June 2006 | by echurchSee all my reviews

I really felt sorry for some of the classic western actors who ended up participating in this drivel. The whole thing seemed like it was written, directed and edited by a bunch of eighth-graders! It also seemed that it might have been severely edited to reduce the running time, and if that's the case, my criticism might be bit too harsh. Was this perhaps originally a 6-hour movie that was cut down to 4 hours?

I can't believe that, at the time this is being written, that IMDb readers have given this an average rating of 7.5. I'm giving it a 1 in hopes that others will too to keep serious movie-watchers from wasting four hours of their time as I did last night.


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