Monday, July 14, 2014

Crossfire Trail (2001)

Director: Simon Wincer

Writers: Louis L'Amour, Charles Robert Carner

Composer: Eric Colvin

Starring: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara, Christian Kane, Barry Corbin, Joanna Miles, Ken Pogue, Patrick Kilpatrick, Rex Linn, William Sanderson, Daniel Parker, Marshall R. Teague, Brad Johnson, Mark Harmon, Kyla Wise

More info: IMDb

Tagline: A hero is measured by the enemies he makes.

Plot: Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, wants not only the ranch but the woman, too, and hires a gang of gunfighters to make sure he gets both.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? No.

Westerns & Tom Selleck are a good match.  This one's directed by the same cat that directed him in QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER (1990) and a few more.  There are some familiar faces in this one like Brimley, Corbin, Sanderson, Harmon, Johnson and Madsen.  The scenery is GORGEOUS (it's Alberta, Canada standing in for Montana).  It's a simple story but the performances are good and the pacing even better.  It's a brisk hour and a half.  The Warner Bros. DVD has a nice widescreen print with no extras.

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