The Shadow Riders (film)

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The Shadow Riders
The Shadow Riders Poster.jpg
Film poster
Genre Western
Based on The Shadow Riders (novel)
1982 novel
by Louis L'Amour
Screenplay by Jim Byrnes
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring Tom Selleck
Sam Elliott
Dominique Dunne
Katharine Ross
Theme music composer Jerrold Immel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Jim Byrnes
Producer(s) Jon C. Andersen (associate producer)
Hugh Benson (supervising producer)
Dennis Durney (producer)
Verne Nobles (producer)
Cinematography Jack Whitman
Editor(s) Bud Friedgen
Running time 96 minutes
Production company(s) CBS Entertainment Production
Columbia Pictures Television
The Pegasus Group
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release September 28, 1982 (1982-09-28)

The Shadow Riders is a 1982 American made-for-television western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, and Katharine Ross. Based on The Shadow Riders by Louis L'Amour, the film is about two brothers who meet up after fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War and return home only to find their siblings kidnapped by ruthless raiders. Together they set out on an adventure to rescue their family. The film reunites actors Selleck, Elliot, and Jeff Osterhage, who also starred in the 1979 film The Sacketts. The Shadow Riders first aired in the United States on September 28, 1982.[1]


Two brothers, Mac (Tom Selleck) and Dal (Sam Elliott) Traven, who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War, make their way back to Texas when the war ends. They learn that a band of confederate rebels has kidnapped their two sisters and a brother, as well as Dal's sweetheart (Katharine Ross). Thus, the chase is on.



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  1. ^ "The Shadow Riders". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Full cast and crew for The Shadow Riders". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Locations for The Shadow Riders". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

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