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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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Remake gets a bad rap!
11 April 2009 | by cherriwSee all my reviews

Everybody knows that John Wayne was the King of the westerns, but dumping on this TV movie remake is really unfair. Compared to all the reality and talent shows, this was a nice change of pace. Lots of us wish more westerns were made but it is a genre that is sadly overlooked with all the spy, war, kung fu and bizarre sex shows being produced nowadays. The story line for this remake was an improvement over the original. Bruce Boxleitner is still a hunk. James Arness played against type which had to be a real challenge. I believed he was an embittered old man who was used to his word being law. I always thought Clift was a little over-the-top and tried too hard as opposed to Boxleitner who showed the change that comes over a man who sees too much of the horrors of war. Gregory Harrison tried a little too hard as well, but the young cowboy and the black horse-breaker as well as Ray Walston more than made up for what Harrison lacked. If you judge the movie on its own merit and without comparing it to its predecessor, I think a good western story still beats out most of the trash passing for entertainment on TV. So give these guys a break, why don't you?


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