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Red River (1988)

TV-14 | | Western | TV Movie 10 April 1988
A remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrayed a rancher at odds with his son.

Director:

Richard Michaels

Writers:

Borden Chase (story), Borden Chase (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Boxleitner ... Matthew Garth
James Arness ... Thomas Dunson
Gregory Harrison ... Cherry Valance
Stan Shaw ... Jack Byrd
Ray Walston ... Groot
Ty Hardin ... Cotton
Robert Horton ... Mr. Melville, Cattle Buyer
John Lupton ... Eli Pruitt
Guy Madison ... Bill Meeker, Rancher
Laura Johnson ... Kate
Zachary Ansley ... Cal
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Teeler
Burton Gilliam ... Buster
L.Q. Jones ... Sims
Travis Swords Travis Swords ... Bunk Kennelly
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A remake of the 1948 movie of the same name. Arness portrayed a rancher at odds with his son.

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A tempestuous cattle drive across 1000 dangerous miles of Texas landscape.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiume rosso See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Since there is no "Errors in astronomy" category, I guess this goes here. When Gregory Harrison (Cherry Valance) is wooing Laura Johnson (Kate) at night under a tree with a canopy you couldn't possibly see through, while she's holding a child, and she says she has to go, and he points out the big dipper to her to get her to stay. But the view shows a thick patch of stars with no pattern. Not the Big Dipper, which is in a northern region with much fewer stars where it's easily visible year-round if it's view-able. See more »

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Remake of Red River (1948) See more »

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Not really a classic remake
27 April 2004 | by topshotbtSee all my reviews

A nice story, but pales compared to the John Wayne, Monte Cliff original of 1948. Too many subplots, confusing characterizations and a wandering theme of a troubled trail drive and its boss driver...Arness is one-dimensional, lacks the charisma of a John Wayne (don't they all)...Bruce Boxlietner is a good looking stud, but could never give the penetrating characterization portrayed by Monte Cliff, a truly remarkable performance. The original offered a clean plot and built to a great conflict between a father and son...this made for TV version is action packed, but is totally unremarkable. See the 1948 Red River for a genuine treat of the classic western and Hollywood at its finest.


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