THE SACKETTS (More Info)
STARRING: Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, and Jeff Osterhage
DIRECTED BY: Robert Totten
Western excitement in the tradition of Lonesome
To avoid a Tennassee blood feud, two Sackett brothers head westward
toward an uncertain future. "Ride with the law," Mar
counsels. They do more than that. They become the law.
Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott and Jeff Osterhage join veterans Glenn
Ford, Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens and more in The Sacketts, based
on two (The Daybreakers and Sackett) of the more than 100
books buy the world's most beloved novelist of the American Frontier,
Young Tye Sackett (Osterhage) lucks into a cattle-drive job.
Orrin (Selleck) soon signs on with the same outfit. Meanwhile
eldest brother Tell (Elliott) prospects for gold in the high country.
Each aims to make it on his own in a West of open landscapes and
clenched fists. But each also stands up for the other when the
going gets tough. Their guns blaze a name for themselves in untamed
New Mexico territory: The Sacketts.
STARRING: Sam Elliott, Katherine Ross and Barry Corbin
DIRECTED BY: Reynaldo Villalobos
NONE TOUGHER. NONE FASTER. NONE DEADLIER.
The Old West comes to life in this taut, searing, bloody tale
of crime and vengeance starring Sam Elliott (Mask, Sibling
Rivalry) as Conagher and Katherine Ross (Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid, The Graduate) as Edie.
Any man is crazy to pull a gun on Conagher because he shoots
once - and shoots to kill. Hired to guard cattle on a nearby ranch
he discovers his fellow ranch-hands are in league with a gang
of rustlers. When Conagher gets on their trail and is taken down
by a bullet from behind, he doesn't just want revenge, he wants
justice. And he'll kill to see justice done. Then, when the killing
is over, maybe he'll find a place to call home and a woman like
Edie waiting for him . . . if he survives.
CATLOW (More Info)
STARRING: Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy
DIRECTED BY: Sam Wanamaker
Yul Brynner has Richard Crenna at his side
. . .
and Leonard Nimoy at his back!
Tough, lusty Catlow (Yul Brynner) is fast on the draw and even
faster when it comes to making a dollar. He's also a wanted man.
The Mexican Army is after him. So are his hellcat girlfriend,
an Indian war party, a vengeful killer (Leonard Nimoy) and several
hotheaded cowpokes from Catlow's outlaw gang. With enemies like
these, it's a good thing Marshal Ben Cowan (Richard Crenna) is
around. The marshal is Catlow's best friend, and he'd ride through
rattlesnakes to rescue his besieged buddy. Because Cowan wants
the pleasure of putting Catlow behind bars all to himself.
Brynner and Crenna bring a backslapping, backstabbing camaraderie
to their portrayal of friendly foes. Nimoy, as mean as a hungry
coyote, supplies the menace.
Catlow is a "much-welcome respite for western fans,
offering relaxing, lighthearted entertainment"
. . .Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
This western rides hard, shoots straight and winks amiably through
its clouds of dust.