Crossfire Trail

Crossfire Trail

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Director: Simon Wincer

Cast: Simon Wincer, Tom Selleck, Mark Harmon, Barry Corbin

     
 

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Tom Selleck plays the drifter Rafe Covington in this respectful adaptation of the Louis L'Amour novel Crossfire Trail, presented by Turner Network Television. A romantic Western, Crossfire Trail follows Rafe as he struggles to honor his vow to a dying friend to protect his wife and daughter and their Wyoming homestead. Virginia Madsen plays the widow who

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Tom Selleck plays the drifter Rafe Covington in this respectful adaptation of the Louis L'Amour novel Crossfire Trail, presented by Turner Network Television. A romantic Western, Crossfire Trail follows Rafe as he struggles to honor his vow to a dying friend to protect his wife and daughter and their Wyoming homestead. Virginia Madsen plays the widow who questions Rafe's intentions and unwittingly sides with the bad guys headed by land owner Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon). The producers went to great lengths to find historic buildings and props to lend an authentic air to the production. The film was directed by Simon Wincer, who also paired with Selleck on 1990's Quigley Down Under. The film also stars Wilford Brimley, Brad Johnson, Patrick Kilpartrick, and Barry Corbin.

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Barnes & Noble - Chas Turner
Based on the novel by western legend Louis L'Amour, TNT's Crossfire Trail is another labor of love for Tom Selleck, who met L'Amour while working on The Sacketts in 1979 and remains passionate about the author's work. The story of Crossfire Trail opens in 1880 off the coast of California, where Rafe Covington (Selleck) watches his best friend, Charles Rodney, die. Covington promises his friend that he will return to his home turf of Wyoming to take care of his ranch and his wife. Arriving in the small town, Rafe meets the gorgeous Ann Rodney (Virginia Madsen), who is being wooed by the town's most powerful landowner, Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon). Rafe chooses to settle on Rodney's farm, enlisting the aid of his friends (David O'Hara and Christian Kane) and a wise ranch hand, Joe Gill (Wilford Brimley). When it becomes clear that Barkow is simply gunning for the Rodney ranch, Rafe stands up for his departed friend's good name and professes to maintain control of it -- that is, until hired gunman Bo Dorn (Brad Johnson) gets in the way. Also credited as an executive producer, Selleck shows his unflinching reverence for the author with this stellar adaptation, directed by Simon Wincer with the same sensitivity and compassion he brought to Larry McMurtry's western masterpiece Lonesome Dove.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
UPC:
0883929023844
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
4,624

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crossfire Trail
1. Rafe's Word [3:50]
2. Three Riders (Credits) [4:26]
3. Mistaken [4:56]
4. Toasting the Dead [2:21]
5. A Lying Snake [3:38]
6. Dancing Flower [4:16]
7. The War Party [3:41]
8. Ann's Suitor [2:16]
9. Crazy Woman Ranch [4:09]
10. Full of Surprises [3:02]
11. Chess and Contemplation [3:10]
12. A Widow's Quandry [4:55]
13. Just my Word [2:46]
14. Two Men Dead [3:31]
15. Fale Sincerity [2:28]
16. Three Days Notice [3:06]
17. Bo Down Arrives [3:32]
18. A Promise He'll Keep [3:38]
19. Unequal Partners [3:16]
20. Morning's Errands [3:17]
21. Sat it and Show it [2:58]
22. Dorn Strikes [2:03]
23. Blood Wedding [4:25]
24. Toward a Showdown [3:12]
25. Open Fire [2:31]
26. Come and Get Her [3:45]
27. Dust to Dorn [2:37]
28. May the Best Man Win [2:18]
29. End Credits [1:19]

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Crossfire Trail 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crossfire Trail ranks right up there with some of great westerns...not as good as ''The Searchers'' or ''Rio Bravo'', ''Red River'', etc., but really pretty good. Good L'amour story. Dialog and interactions are reserved, but to the point. Note well the interchange between Selleck and Madsen when he tells her what he is after! Selleck plays well the classic, reluctant to go into action, but man-of-his-word hero. Mark Harmon makes a pretty good ''cavalier'' villian. The story unfolds nicely. Selleck's sidekicks are well crafted led by Wilford Brimley. If you like westerns, you'll like Crossfire Trail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crossfire Trail is a very good adaptation of the Louis L'Amour book of the same name. Tom Selleck does an excellent job getting the character of Rafe exactly right. The other actors/actresses round out a very good cast in an excellent movie you'll want in your personal collection
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great family film...interesting story line and for the most part - good acting. I have boys 15 and 11 and we all enjoyed it very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two really good actors. very good western movie .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyable
suzzieqNJ More than 1 year ago
Tom Selleck was always good in his Western roles and this is no exception. The main character played by Selleck is upstanding and a very responsible person - keeping a promise to a friend by taking care of his ranch and wife along with several other friends. Mark Harmon was very good in his role as a villian. Plot was good - recommend this for all ages. Another good one to add to your Tom Selleck collection - well worth buying and rewatching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago