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Monte Walsh (2003)





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Based on a novel by Jack Schaefer (writer of Shane), and previously filmed theatrically in 1970, the made-for-cable Monte Walsh is the still-timely saga of a dying way of life. Monte Walsh (Tom Selleck) and his friends are cowboys and bronco busters, plying their trade in the Wyoming Territory of 1892. Alas, the advance of civilization has all but rendered Monte and his comrades obsolete -- and with the increasing corporate buy-ups of Wyoming land, these relics of the Old West have practically nowhere else to go. Should Monte continue as before, seeking out the last of the wide open spaces, or should he follow the advice of his sweetheart Martine (Isabella Rosselini) and settle down in a steady job -- say, as a trick rider-roper in the traveling Wild West Show owned by impresario Colonel Wilson (Wallace Shawn)? This elegiac drama debuted January 17, 2003, on the TNT network as part of the cable service's "100 Years of Westerns" celebration. The teleplay is partially credited to one of the scripters of the 1970 film, Lukas Heller, who died in 1988. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Brandman, Robert B. Parker, Lukas Heller, David Zelag Goodman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 2003
Warner Home Video


Tom Selleck
as Monte Walsh
Keith Carradine
as Chet Rollins
George Eads
as Shorty Austin
William Devane
as Cal Brennan
Robert Carradine
as Sunfish Perkins
Barry Corbin
as Alderson
James Gammon
as Fightin' Joe Hooker
Rex Linn
as Hat Henderson
John Michael Higgins
as Robert Slocumb
Rick Ravanello
as Sugar Wyman
William Sanderson
as Skimpy Eagens
Wallace Shawn
as Col. Wilson
Marshall R. Teague
as Dally Johnson
Lori Hallier
as Mary Wilder
Bruce McFee
as The Burley Man
Tim Koetting
as Stocky Barman
Zack Ward
as Powder Kent
Gillian Carfra
as Young Woman
Matt Cooke
as Rufus Brady
Shane Pollitt
as Joe Joslin
Hat Henderson
as Rex Lynn
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Episodic, with so many barely connected bits and pieces that the narrative momentum is largely lost.

Full Review… | January 12, 2003

September 23, 2005

Full Review… | January 3, 2003

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