Tom Selleck Westerns: The Sacketts

25 Feb

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The made-for-television western The Sacketts combines the plotlines from two seperate Louis L’Amour novels, The Daybreakers and The Sacketts. In this film, the three Tennessee-raised Sackett brothers migrate to the West following the conclusion of the Civil War. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide.

The Sacketts poster

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Made ten years before Lonesome Dove, The Sacketts (1979) may well have been the first great Western Mini Series – and in looking at the cast, it’s easy to understand why some Western fans may hold it with similar esteem, with Western Greats like Glenn Ford, Sam ElliottTom SelleckSlim Pickens, Jack Elam, Ben  Johnson, L.Q. Jones, and some notable support players including John Vernon, Gilbert Roland, Buck Taylor  and on. Pretty impressive. So although The Sacketts does show itself to be a little shy in production values compared to modern fair, it still shines with notable Star Power.

The Sacketts IMDB review

The Sacketts Rotten Tomatoes reviewRatings were favourable … as they should be.

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The Cast

The Sacketts - Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Jeff Osterhage

Sam Elliott

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Tom Selleck

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 Jeff Osterhage

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 Glenn Ford

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Ben Johnson

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Jack Elam

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Slim Pickens

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John Vernon

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THE SACKETTS ... doing 'the walk'

Sacketts … doing ‘the walk’

4 Responses to “Tom Selleck Westerns: The Sacketts”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    We watched Quigley Down Under last night. It was good. Garry had seen it before, but it was new to me 🙂

    • jcalberta February 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

      Glad you liked it.

      If you had seen it a few years back you would have noticed that a lot of the nudity was now uncensored.

  2. Rick February 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    Tom made some good ones.

    • jcalberta February 26, 2014 at 5:12 am #

      Indeed. Wish he had made a couple more. Magnum took up a chunk of his career.

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