The Shadow Riders
- 1 hr 36 min
The Shadow Riders is a romance western that was released in 1982. The film involves two brothers who find themselves fighting against each other during the American Civil War. The two brothers return home at the end of the war, but find out that their family has been kidnapped in their absence. The people who kidnapped their family were a group of rebel fighters who have turned to guerilla warfare rather than accepting the defeat of the Confederacy. The two brothers join up with their uncle in order to track down the rebels, and rescue their family. The Shadow Riders was written by Jim Byrnes, and the original story is from a novel by Louis L'Amour. The film was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The film features the two major western stars Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott. The Shadow Riders was originally released as a made for television movie, but later gained a video following as the result of its famous cast.