The Desperate Trail

The Desperate Trail

Sam Elliott
Director: P.J. Pesce Cast: Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
, Linda Fiorentino
Linda Fiorentino
, Craig Sheffer
Craig Sheffer
P.J. Pesce

DVD (Full Frame)

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In this western, which combines Old West authenticity with a modern outlook and neo-feminist perspective, Sarah O'Rourke (Linda Fiorentino) is a tough-minded woman who made the mistake of marrying a violent, abusive man. Sarah decides that she can take no more and kills her husband. It's Sarah's poor fortune that her late spouse's father is Marshall Bill Speakes (Sam Elliott), a bitter, no-nonsense lawman who will see to it that Sarah pays for her crime with her life. Sarah is being transported by stagecoach to another town; riding with Sarah and Speakes is Jack Cooper (Craig Sheffer), who is carrying $2,500 with him. En route, bandits attempt to hold up the stage; in the confusion, Sarah escapes with the money. Jack gives chase to get the money back, and while he catches up with her, they soon find they're both being pursued by Speakes, who is not about to let the niceties of the law prevent him from taking his revenge.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2005
UPC: 0053939676624
Original Release: 1994
Rating: R
Source: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 26,595

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Elliott Marshall Bill Speakes
Linda Fiorentino Sarah O'Rourke
Craig Sheffer Jack Cooper
Frank Whaley Walter Cooper
John Furlong Zeb Hollister
Boots Southerland Scar Face Leader
Danny O'haco Happy
Bradley Whitford Tommy Donnelly
R.L. Tolbert Lean Poker Player
P.J. Pesce Scared Mustachioed Cowboy
Rockne Tarkington Packo
Michael Huddleston Clyde
Peter Gregory Dry Goods Clerk
George Cook Swedish Farmer
Jerry Gardner Sheriff Whitaker
Sam Gauny Wells Fargo Clerk
Jeff O'Haco Frenchy
Tom Abrams Red
Cecile Krevoy Con Women in Saloon
Gretchen Becker Con Women in Saloon

Technical Credits
P.J. Pesce Director,Screenwriter
Tom Abrams Screenwriter
Michael Bonvillain Cinematographer
Jonathan Carlson Production Designer
Stephen Endelman Score Composer
Bill Johnson Editor
Sarah C. Koeppe Casting
Brad Krevoy Producer
Chad Oman Co-producer
Steven Stabler Producer
Rick Waddiell Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [2:39]
2. The Stagecoach [3:07]
3. Ambush [3:55]
4. Taking Charge [3:49]
5. Together Again [5:11]
6. Business Relationship [4:33]
7. Who's Comin' With Me? [2:36]
8. Game Over [4:13]
9. Mutual Respect [4:00]
10. Targets Sighted [3:03]
11. Shooting Spree [5:43]
12. Connections [4:19]
13. Walter [4:37]
14. The Hurtful One [5:21]
15. No Longer Partners [5:12]
16. Keep it in the Family [5:35]
17. Christian Charity [3:19]
18. Gonna Kill You Both! [2:57]
19. Ranch Plans [3:21]
20. Under Siege [3:22]
21. Brother's Death [5:03]
22. Lay Down and Die [2:50]
23. End Credits [4:10]

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