Broken Trail details
|Starring:||Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Gwendoline Yeo, Chris Mulkey, Jadyn Wong, Rusty Schwimmer|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Jun 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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superb..................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 03 Jun 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]this dvd is superb. Print Ritter played by Robert Duvall, and his nephew Tom Harte played by Thomas Haden Church, agree to deliver a herd of 500 horses from Oregon to Wyoming.
Along the way, they rescue a group of young chinese women, most of them are still just girls, who are being transported to a brothel to be auctioned off.
When the madam sees she is about to lose the girls, she screams at Tom, 'What about my property?' He shouts back, 'That's the price of being a capitalist, lady.'
Unable to overcome the language barrier, Print assigns numbers to the girls.
Number 3, Sun Foy is the most fearless and perceptive of them. Though the others do not want to be called Number 4--an unlucky number in their homeland--Ye Fung (Olivia Cheng), the most tragic of the group, doesn't care. Targeted for her beauty, she finds herself unable to overcome the trauma. The number suits her, in her mind.
Also along the way, Print and Tom rescue Nola Johns (Greta Scacchi), the proverbial hooker with the heart of gold, who was forced into prostitution after her husband died.
the movie is filmed over the lush landscape of the Canadian Rockies, which stands in admirably for the wild West of the late 1800's.
Robert Duvall's character of Print, is instantly likeable in this film as a father figure, and you never doubt that his intentions for the girls are honourable.
The trek is long and hard, and the unlikely band of travellers face much hardship.
And what makes this western unique, is that we see the story from the view of the female characters.
'Broken Trail' combines grandeur and intimacy. It has moments of great humour to lighten the drama, explosive action, and a bittersweet sense of nostalgia.
the tension builds, at the very end of the film, so it keeps you guessing right up until the very last minute. I will not spoil the ending here, yet suffice to say that the ending is tension-filled, action-packed, and beautifully directed for maximum suspense and impact.
well worth renting out
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no caberdine dudes here.By spudboy (5 reviews) from Newbury , 30 Aug 2011great western,true cowboys of the range could almost smell them,terrific casting,well worth watching, might even buy it,
Robert Du veal,always plays a good part.
A Western With A DifferenceBy a customer , 27 Jun 2011I'm sure Robert Duvall is happiest playing tho old wise cowboy. His role in Broken Trail reminded me of his role in Lonesome Dove ... Print Ritter and Augustus or 'Gus' is the same character without any shadow of doubt. Broken Trail has a great storyline which is explained clearly in the credits. It is shot in wonderful scenic locations which adds to the enjoyment ... it's just a shame that Duvall fails to get the girl again. If you like lonesome Dove then you will enjoy this. I did!
A yearning for the old west by Robert DuvallBy Dungbeetle (503 reviews) from London , 15 Jun 2011A beautifully constructed film in two parts, sensibly paced with constant surprises thrown along the trail. A good western as only the US know how. All the cast were solid although Heck had little to do in the end.
What's not to like?By Beechie (11 reviews) from Hornsea , 24 Feb 2011If you like westerns, you will love this.
I think this was made for TV originally but don't let that put you off.
Great cast of likeable good guys and some suitably mean and ugly bad guys.
Sublime scenery, atmospheric score and possibly the best filming of horses I've ever seen.
OK so it's a little corny in places but who doesn't want to escape from the real world occasionally?
Sit back with a glass of whisky, stoke up the fire and enjoy your evening.
Broken TrailBy Dflame (1 review) from Lincs , 03 Jan 2011My first film that I saw with Robert Duvall in was Colors also starring sean penn. Since then I have watched most of his films. The plot to this film is straightforward, but there is just that bit of magic to the story that keeps you watching till the end.