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Broken Trail

In 1898, “Print” Ritter and his nephew (Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church) are driving a herd of horses when they run into, and accidentally become guardians of, a group of Chinese girls destined for prostitution. 17 years after Lonesome Dove, Duvall returns to familiar grounds playing a character that shares traits with Augustus McCrae; he’s very good and ably supported by Haden Church as the serious-minded nephew. Seasoned director Walter Hill delivers a visually attractive Western, but the partly reality-based story would have been better served by a tightened, two-hour TV movie.

2006-U.S. Made for TV. 184 min. Color. Directed byĀ Walter Hill. Teleplay: Alan Geoffrion. Cast: Robert Duvall (Prentice “Print” Ritter), Thomas Haden Church (Tom Harte), Greta Scacchi (Nola Johns), Gwendoline Yeo, Chris Mulkey, Rusty Schwimmer.

Trivia: Originally shown in two parts. Co-executive produced by Duvall.

Emmys: Outstanding Miniseries, Actor (Duvall), Supporting Actor (Haden Church).



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