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The Shadow Riders (1982)

After the Civil War, two brothers demobilized from the army return home and must rescue certain relatives who have been kidnapped by a band of renegade Confederates.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Writers:

Louis L'Amour (novel), Jim Byrnes (written for television)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Mac Traven
Sam Elliott ... Dal Traven
Dominique Dunne ... Sissy Traven
Ben Johnson ... Uncle 'Black Jack' Traven
Scanlon Gail ... Yankee Officer
Geoffrey Lewis ... Major Cooper Ashbury, Comanchero Leader
Jeff Osterhage ... Jesse Traven (as Jeffrey Osterhage)
Gene Evans ... Colonel Holiday Hammond, Gunrunner
Katharine Ross ... Kate Connery / Sister Katherine
R.G. Armstrong ... Sheriff Miles Gillette
Marshall R. Teague ... Lieutenant Butler (as Marshall Teague)
Ben Fuhrman Ben Fuhrman ... Devol
Jane Greer ... Ma Traven
Harry Carey Jr. ... Pa Traven
Natalie May Natalie May ... Heather Traven
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Storyline

Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a younger brother and one of the brothers' fiancée, have been kidnapped by a marauding band of rebel guerrillas who refuse to accept the defeat of the Confederacy. Aided by their uncle, they set out to rescue the family.

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Sometimes you have to start a war to finish one. See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Some of the country filming was done west of Jamestown, California, in the foothills where there is no town. See more »

Goofs

When Colonel Hammond shows one of his rifles to Major Ashbury, it is a British Martini-Henry, postdating the American Civil War by several years. See more »

Quotes

Mac Traven: I don't know nothin' bout Mexico. Dal?
Dal Traven: Not much.
Mac Traven: Jesse?
Jesse Traven: [Jesse shakes his head]
Dal Traven: I know someone who does. Jack Traven.
Mac Traven: You are talkin' about Uncle Black Jack Traven?
Dal Traven: Yessir.
Mac Traven: Well, big brother, you know there are some people who call him scoundrel.
Dal Traven: [Dal Grins]
Mac Traven: Some might even call him an outlaw.
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Top of the line Western
18 April 1999 | by TED-26See all my reviews

Four of the best all time best western actors performing with Tom Selleck and Catharine Ross at their best -- Harry Carey, Jr., Ben Johnson, Geoffrey Lewis and Sam Elliot -- make the best of a Louis L'Amour story. Purists may be put-off by the geographical inaccuracies; there is no Baffin Bay or Converse County, Texas. The location looks more like the California coast than Texas.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Riders See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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