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Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | TV Short 4 June 2006
Top-rated miniseries! Academy Award® winner Robert Duvall (1983 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies) and Academy Award® nominee Thomas Hayden Church (2004 Best Performance by an ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Robert Duvall ... Himself
Thomas Haden Church ... Himself
Walter Hill ... Himself
Alan Geoffrion Alan Geoffrion ... Himself
Greta Scacchi ... Herself
Scott Cooper ... Himself
Olivia Cheng ... Herself
Gwendoline Yeo ... Herself
Chris Mulkey ... Himself
Allan Graf ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lloyd Ahern II ... Himself
Caroline Chan ... Herself
Wendy Partridge Wendy Partridge ... Herself
Ken Rempel ... Himself
Rusty Schwimmer ... Herself


Top-rated miniseries! Academy Award® winner Robert Duvall (1983 Best Actor in a Leading Role, Tender Mercies) and Academy Award® nominee Thomas Hayden Church (2004 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Sideways) star in this moving Western drama. Set in 1897, Print Ritter (Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Hayden Church) 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. Classic Western action takes center stage in this dramatic miniseries! "ACADEMY AWARD®" is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "Emmy"® is the trademarked property of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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A good movie sustained by its story line and character development.
17 July 2006 | by fredbillieSee all my reviews

A man and his Nephew buy some horses and head out on a long trail drive to sell the horses and start a new life with the profit. Along the way they encounter many difficulties, rough terrain to conquer, Indians to appease, and a group of young Chinese girls who they rescue from the prospect of enslaved use in a whorehouse owned by a madam that bought them. The girls were sold into slavery by their parents and the culture of China in that age that devalued daughters over the more valuable sons.As the story line develops you can see the history of America's diverse culture unfold.

Some action but this drama is sustained mainly by great acting and the interaction of its main characters. Highly recommended but patience is needed as this 3 hour movie unfolds.

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