History Film / BrokenTrail

25th Feb '16 8:12:30 AM YT45
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The story takes place in 1898. Duvall, as old rogue Print Ritter, and Thomas Haden Church, as his nephew Tom Harte, are driving Oregon ponies to Wyoming, where they are going to be sold to the British army. On their way, they come across five young Chinese women who have been sold into prostitution and are being taken to their new owner, a ruthless madam in a mining town. Ritter and Harte rescue the women from their sordid fate and decide to take them to safety.

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The story takes place in 1898. Duvall, as old rogue Print Ritter, and Thomas Haden Church, as his nephew Tom Harte, are driving Oregon ponies to Wyoming, where they are going to be sold to a horse trader working for the British army.army, who need mounts for the Boer War in South Africa and are paying top dollar. On their way, they come across five young Chinese women who have been sold into prostitution and are being taken to their new owner, a ruthless madam in a mining town. Ritter and Harte rescue the women from their sordid fate and decide to take them to safety.
25th Feb '16 8:10:33 AM YT45
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: When a drunk severely beats Lung Hay and rapes [[{{Woobie}} Number Four]], Tom leaves him crippled for life.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: When a drunk severely beats Lung Hay and rapes [[{{Woobie}} Number Four]], Tom leaves him crippled for life. Print later beats the BigBad to death [[CruelAndUnusualDeath with a hammer]] for threatening to rape Nola (again) and the girls.
25th Feb '16 8:07:22 AM YT45
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Bywaters has a thing for Nola, but not the kind of thing that might make her a MoralityPet. She's scarred physically and emotionally from his past abuses.


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* SoftSpokenSadist: Bywaters is a psychotic murderer, rapist, and thief who never raises his voice.
17th Feb '16 7:41:06 AM erforce
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''Broken Trail'' is a made-for-TV movie directed by Walter Hill and first broadcast in 2006 on Creator/{{AMC}}. It is, to a large extent, a vehicle for Robert Duvall, who gets to play his favorite role, that of the grizzled, world-weary but honorable cowboy. The film is thus considered part of Duvall's informal [[TheWestern Western]] trilogy, whose first two instalments were ''Literature/LonesomeDove'' and the Kevin Costner-directed feature movie ''Film/OpenRange''.

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''Broken Trail'' is a made-for-TV movie directed by Walter Hill Creator/WalterHill and first broadcast in 2006 on Creator/{{AMC}}. It is, to a large extent, a vehicle for Robert Duvall, who gets to play his favorite role, that of the grizzled, world-weary but honorable cowboy. The film is thus considered part of Duvall's informal [[TheWestern Western]] trilogy, whose first two instalments were ''Literature/LonesomeDove'' and the Kevin Costner-directed feature movie ''Film/OpenRange''.
17th Dec '15 9:16:06 PM DeisTheAlcano
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29th Jun '15 1:39:08 AM YT45
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* FairForItsDay: Tom and Print's treatment of Lung Hay's scalp laceration. Their discussion of "how a Chinaman values his lid" would give the modern Political Correctness crowd a heart attack, but in context, it shows that they are genuinely sensitive to Chinese cultural values (at least the ones they know of) and want to make sure that he won't be left with a potentially-undignified scar.

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* FairForItsDay: InUniverse Tom and Print's treatment of Lung Hay's scalp laceration. Their discussion of "how a Chinaman values his lid" would give the modern Political Correctness crowd a heart attack, but in context, it shows that they are genuinely sensitive to Chinese cultural values (at least the ones they know of) and want to make sure that he won't be left with a potentially-undignified scar.
29th Jun '15 1:37:21 AM YT45
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* ChineseLanguage

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* ChineseLanguageChineseLanguage: Interestingly enough, several of the actresses are actually Cantonese-speakers, and had to learn Mandarin for their roles.
29th Jun '15 1:35:08 AM YT45
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* CoolOldGuy: Print. Come on, he's Robert Duvall, after all.



* MadeOfIron: Bywaters and his thugs beat Prentice Ritter savagely and are about to graduate from beating to ColdBloodedTorture, while not being shy about [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil what they plan to do to the girls]]. As soon as Tom gets their attention, Print picks up a blacksmith's hammer and turns Bywaters' skull inside-out with it.



* PapaWolf: Prentice Ritter is a very nice guy, but don't ''ever'' [[BerserkButton threaten the people he cares about]].



* WouldHurtAChild: Ed "Big Ears" Bywaters is explicitly clear about ''exactly'' what he and his thugs intend to do to the girls. [[TheCavalry While Tom deals with the thugs]], Print [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown makes it even clearer]] that [[BadassGrandpa he will not let that happen]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: Ed "Big Ears" Bywaters is explicitly clear about ''exactly'' what he and his thugs intend to do to the girls. [[TheCavalry While Tom deals with the thugs]], Print [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown makes it even clearer]] that [[BadassGrandpa [[PapaWolf he will not let that happen]].
29th Jun '15 1:28:13 AM YT45
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* BerserkButton: Neither Tom nor his Uncle Print take kindly to men who sexually assault women of any race.
29th Jun '15 1:25:17 AM YT45
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* TheSheriff: Once, in passing. He doesn't do much.

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* TheSheriff: Once, in passing. He doesn't do much.much, mostly because he's hunting Ed Bywaters, but has no notion of where to look for him.




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* WouldHurtAChild: Ed "Big Ears" Bywaters is explicitly clear about ''exactly'' what he and his thugs intend to do to the girls. [[TheCavalry While Tom deals with the thugs]], Print [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown makes it even clearer]] that [[BadassGrandpa he will not let that happen]].
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