Broken Trail (2006)

Western 3h 4m
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Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church. Written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel, the story is about an aging cowboy and his nephew who transport 500 horses from Oregon to Wyoming to sell them to the British Army. Along the way, their simple horse drive is complicated when they rescue five Chinese girls from a slave trader, saving them from a life of prostitution and indentured servitude. Compelled to do the right thing, they take the girls with them as they continue their perilous trek across the frontier, followed by a vicious gang of killers sent by the whorehouse madam who originally paid for the girls.

Broken Trail weaves together two historical events: the British buying horses in the American West in the late 19th century and Chinese women being transported from the West Coast to the interior to serve as prostitutes. Filmed on location in Calgary, Alberta, the miniseries originally aired on American Movie Classics as its first original film. Broken Trail received 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Series Cast

  1. Robert Duvall

    Robert Duvall

    Prentice Ritter

    2 Episodes

  2. Thomas Haden Church

    Thomas Haden Church

    Tom Harte

    2 Episodes

  3. Greta Scacchi

    Greta Scacchi

    Nola Johns

    2 Episodes

  4. Chris Mulkey

    Chris Mulkey

    Big Ears

    2 Episodes

  5. Rusty Schwimmer

    Rusty Schwimmer

    Big Rump Kate

    2 Episodes

  6. Gwendoline Yeo

    Sun Foy 'aka' #3

    2 Episodes

  7. Valerie Tian

    Valerie Tian

    Ging Wa 'aka' #5

    2 Episodes

  8. Olivia Cheng

    Olivia Cheng

    Ye Fung 'aka' #4

    2 Episodes

  9. Jadyn Wong

    Jadyn Wong

    Ghee Moon 'aka' #1

    2 Episodes

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Broken Trail

Season 1

2006 | 2 Episodes

Season 1 of Broken Trail premiered on June 25, 2006.

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Status Ended

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English

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