The Desperate Trail

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"No one escapes from Marshal Bill Speakes."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.0  (745)

In the wild, untamed west of the late 1800s, a ragtag group of outlaws are on the run from the law. Led by the notorious gunman and charismatic leader, Frank Harte (Sam Elliott), the group consists of the sharpshooter Leland, the former preacher Bitterroot, and the wild card, Ezra. The group's luck takes a turn for the worse when their attempted holdup of a stagecoach goes awry, leading to a violent showdown with the law.

After narrowly escaping the law, the group stumbles upon a small town, and they begin to plan their next move to escape the long arm of the law. To their surprise, they find the town filled with dark secrets and corruption, and they must decide if they will stand aside or take action. Meanwhile, Harte finds himself drawn to the town's beautiful and enigmatic owner, Anita (Linda Fiorentino), who has her own troubled past.

As tensions rise between the outlaws and the town's corrupt forces, the group must face their own past sins and decide whether the risk and bloodshed of another robbery are worth it. With dangerous enemies on all sides, including the relentless Marshal Sharp (Craig Sheffer), the outlaws' only hope is to stay together and fight for their survival. But as each member is tested to their limits, it becomes clear that not everyone will make it out alive.

"The Desperate Trail" is a gritty, raw western that captures the untamed spirit of America's wild west. Elliott gives a standout performance as the gruff and charismatic outlaw leader, while Sheffer is equally impressive as the unrelenting lawman. The film's action-packed shootouts and breathtaking scenery provide a thrilling backdrop for the characters' desperate struggle for survival.

At its heart, "The Desperate Trail" is a story of redemption and the lengths people will go to survive in a harsh and brutal world. The film's characters are flawed and complex, with each member of the outlaw gang struggling with their own demons and pasts. As they are forced to make difficult choices and confront their own mortality, they learn valuable lessons about the true meaning of loyalty, friendship, and sacrifice.

Overall, "The Desperate Trail" is a must-see for fans of classic westerns and anyone who appreciates a well-crafted, character-driven story. With its taut pacing, expertly choreographed action scenes, and stellar performances from its talented cast, this film is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

The Desperate Trail is a 1994 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (745)