The Desperate Trail
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The Desperate Trail
In this western, which combines Old West authenticity with a modern outlook and neo-feminist perspective, Sarah O'Rourke (Linda Fiorentino) is a tough-minded woman who made the mistake of marrying a violent, abusive man. Sarah decides that she can take no more and kills her husband. It's Sarah's poor fortune that her late spouse's father is Marshall Bill Speakes (Sam Elliott), a bitter, no-nonsense lawman who will see to it that Sarah pays for her crime with her life. Sarah is being transported by stagecoach to another town; riding with Sarah and Speakes is Jack Cooper (Craig… More

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"The shadows of Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah loom large over this modest but well-executed Western, which boasts a strong performance from Linda Fiorentino."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Don't even think about expecting anything new or noteworthy out of The Desperate Trail -- but it's still kinda fun in a "this is stupid but I'm enjoying it anyway" way."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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