The Shadow Riders


2h 1982

Brief Synopsis

Mac Traven is a Civil War veteran who fought for the North, while his brother, Dal, was allied with the South. In spite of this considerable point of contention, the siblings must work together when they find other family members have been abducted, along with Dal's girlfriend, Kate. Joined by their trouble-making uncle Black Jack, Mac and Dal relentlessly pursue the criminals to rescue their relatives.

Film Details

Also Known As
Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders, Shadow Riders, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
1982
Location
Sonora, California, USA; Santa Cruz, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

In this Western from Louis L'Amour's library of sagebrush sagas, Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott, brothers on opposite sides in the Civil War, return home to find that their younger brother, Jeffrey Osterhage, their two sisters, and Elliott's sweetheart, Katharine Ross (his subsequent real-life wife), have been abducted by a ragtag band of renegades led by Geoffrey Lewis, a rebel officer unable to accept the Confederacy's defeat. Their plan is to exchange the prisoners for guns and ammunition from arms merchant Gene Evans so that they can continue to fight against the Union. Much of the same cast and crew worked previously on the two-part adaptation of L'Amour's "The Sacketts" (1979). One of the now-rare TV Westerns, it was cited for special recognition at the first TV-Movie Awards from the Locarno Film Festival in 1983.

Film Details

Also Known As
Louis L'Amour's The Shadow Riders, Shadow Riders, The
MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
1982
Location
Sonora, California, USA; Santa Cruz, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States September 28, 1982

Released in United States on Video August 7, 1991