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Broken Trail (2006)





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Sideways star Thomas Hayden Church appears alongside Academy Award-winner Robert Duvall in a dramatic mini-series shot in the classic western tradition. The year is 1897. As Print Ritter (Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Church) travel the slow road to reconciliation, they reluctantly find themselves forced to care for five abused and abandoned Chinese immigrants while simultaneously attempting to deliver a herd of horses across the plains. Soon confronted by a gang of malevolent kidnappers who intend to abduct the girls and use them for the own nefarious purposes, Print and Tom determine to keep their young charges out of harms way while ensuring that their valuable delivery reaches its intended destination.

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Robert Duvall
as Print Ritter
Greta Scacchi
as Nola Johns
Scott Cooper
as Heck Gilpin
Chris Mulkey
as Big Ears Bywaters
Rusty Schwimmer
as Big Rump Kate
James Russo
as Billy Fender
Gwendoline Yeo
as Sun Foy (No. 3)
Donald Fong
as Lung Hay
Olivia Cheng
as Ye Fung (No. 4)
Valerie Tian
as Ging Wa (No. 5)
Kristianna Wong
as Ghee Moon (No. 2)
Caroline Chan
as Mai Ling (No. 1)
Jadyn Wong
as Ghee Moon
Duncan Fraser
as Moncrieffe
Todd Allen
as Marshal Bill Miller
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Critic Reviews for Broken Trail

All Critics (3)

Lauded miniseries doesn't glamorize the old West.

December 14, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A great Western...If there's any justice, director Hill and producer/star Duvall will find themselves holding Emmy Awards for this superior piece of work.

October 8, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I don't care if the thing was originally made for cable, theatrical, network, or Quicktime. This is one of the very best films I've seen all year.

August 29, 2006 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broken Trail


This is a made for TV movie that does not feel like one. Duvall's creation of his character is complete, consistent, and endearing. His performance is flawless, but for that matter, so is that of the entire cast. Church portrays the perfect rugged supporting character. It is long, but doesn't feel that way. Very well done......

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Unique pairing of Duval and Church grounds this unique western road trip that includes horse herding, gunplay, and the Oriental slave trade. It's the emotional touches that brand you and let you know it's one exceptional piece of work.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The very Best Movie I have seen in some time. Robert Duvall (Print Ritter )played the part of a Range Boss to the Tee. (Thomas Haden Church) played by Tom Harte is Duvall?s Cousin in this movie. They Movie some horse across a few states and in the process rescue 5 Chinese girls from the hands of a whore Trader. Of Course traveling all these miles they come across bad dudes, the madam who paid for the girls and now hires a killer to retrieve the girls. All in all it makes for an excellent film, Factual gun scenes. Yes sir worth every bit of 5 stars (Robert Duvall) and his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church)

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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