Broken Trail

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Broken Trail ★★★ 2006

In 1898, aging cowpoke Print Ritter (Duvall) is herding 500 horses from Oregon to Wyoming with the help of his estranged nephew Tom Harte (Church). During the trip they hire on Heck (Cooper) and rescue five Chinese girls who were sold to be prostitutes in a mining camp. But this puts the horse traders at odds with madam Big Rump Kate (Schwimmer), who sends satantly, distic Big Ears (Mulkey) after her property. Not having enough to deal with, Print also protects good hearted whore Nola (Scacchi) on that long, dusty trail. But everyabout one's in very good company. 184m/C DVD . US Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Chris Mulkey, Rusty Schwimmer, James Russo, Scott Cooper, Gwendoline Yeo, Van Dyke Parks; D: Walter Hill; W: Alan Geoffrion; C: Lloyd Ahern II; M: David Mansfield. CABLE