Crossfire Trail

Movie Details

DirectorSimon Wincer
Key CastTom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Virginia Madsen
MPAA RatingNot Rated
Film TypeColor
Genre(s)Western, Action, TV Movie
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CrossFire Trail stars Tom Selleck in a Louis L’Amour inspired Western

“Crossfire Trail” stars Tom Selleck in a hugely successful, made-for-television western based on Louis L’Amour’s book of the same name.

This movie first aired on Turner Network Television in January, 2001 and was a big splash with audiences, getting over 12 million viewers.

Tom Selleck plays Rafe Covington, a drifter with honor, who will keep his word, even when the consequences may be deadly.

While bound for San Francisco on a vessel, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) and his best friend Charles Rodney experienced a twist of fate when Rodney takes on the ship’s captain in a scrappy fight that leaves Rodney near death. Rodney, on his deathbed and sensing his last moments on earth, makes Covington promise that he’ll look after his wife Ann (Virginia Madsen) and his Wyoming ranch.

In an act of revenge, Covington beats the sea captain, and heads off to Wyoming with two other shipmates to honor his word to Rodney. What he finds is a deserted ranch and Rodney’s wife Ann (Virginia Madsen) questioning his motives. Moreover, Covington finds himself having to deal with Bruce Barkow (Mark Harmon), a shady and wealthy bar owner who seems to run the town and have a strong romantic interest in Ann.

Covington’s mission is clear—to protect and serve – which Tom Selleck does with a silent strength reminiscent of other great western characters.


» “Crossfire Trail” is one of many Louis L’Amour books that have been made into successful television movies. Tom Selleck has starred in two other Louis L’Amour inspired made-for-tv movies – The Sacketts and The Shadow Riders. Award-winning actor Sam Elliott has also starred in a number of Louis L’Amour inspired westerns for television; such as, Conagher, The Quick and the Dead, The Sacketts and The Shadow Riders.

» Simon Wincer, who directed “Crossfire Trail”, has directed many other high-quality, award winning western films including Lonesome Dove, Quigley Down Under and Monte Walsh (2003).


» “Crossfire Trail” won the prestigious Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award in 2002 for Best Television Feature Film.


Crossfire Trail Movie DVD

Crossfire Trail stars Tom Selleck in a hugely successful TV western based on a Louis L’Amour book of the same name. Selleck stars as Rafe Covington, a man who promises a dying friend that he will look after his wife and farm. The promise he makes, however, could cost him his life.

This western movie first aired on TNT in 2001 and was a big hit with viewers.

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