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The Desperate Trail
The Desperate Trail
Actors: Andrea Camarena-Lindsay, George Cook (II), Sam Elliott, Linda Fiorentino, John Furlong
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
R     2005     1hr 33min

Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed ...  more »

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Actors: Andrea Camarena-Lindsay, George Cook (II), Sam Elliott, Linda Fiorentino, John Furlong
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/17/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

William B. (Habiru) from ORTING, WA
Reviewed on 11/20/2012...

I like most of Sam Elliot's work but did not care for this one as much. It was a fair western but his playing a BAD- Good-guy was a little painful to watch.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Another great original western by TNT
(4 out of 5 stars)

"TNT seems to be the only source of good quality Westerns these days. This is certainly a good one and worthy of anyone's video library. You'll love the soundtrack, and you'll love some of the sets, and you'll enjoy the original story. On top of that, Sam Elliott is great as a marshal hellbent on justice... or revenge. Buy it or rent it, but be sure and watch it. You won't be disappointed."
M. Hartmann | Milan, Michigan United States | 06/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I will admit that I bought it for Sam Elliott -- but what a disappointment.
He is great in the character that he portrays, Bill Speakes, a Marshall? He is apparently blinded to the true character of his son.

Sarah O'Rourke, was she married to the Marshall's son? Hot Diggity to the black eyes given to the character on the stage who bullies his wife.

Jack Cooper was a plausible con-man - Did he and she come out of the shoot-out alive?
With Cooper looking out for his brother and generally acting honorable to Sarah, he came out almost decent in character.

Could have done without the poor gal who did the bare top scene - nothing alluring there!
Not one of the better westerns that I have seen. And I know that Sam Elliott has done better. [I hope]

Ah well, don't waste your money on the DVD -- no extras, no intel on the actors and their characters.
See it if you must!"
Worth seeing but don't expect anything special
MalachiX | 06/17/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Desperate Trail is a decent film but nothing really amazing. The story is fairly strait-forward with nothing truly origional but decent. Unfortunatly the characters could use some work. None are particularly well-developed or interesting. Scheffer and Forientino are both rather flat leaving Eliot with the only strong performance and his character really should have gotten more screen time.The action sequences are generally well done with a good use of slow motion and editing. What really pumps up the scenes is the excellent soundtrack. They aren't masterfully done but are exciting enough to warrent seeing the movie.Desperate Trail is a competent western but nothing revolutionary."