Rafe Covington (Selleck) is a restless wanderer who must uphold his promise to a dying friend that he will look after his widow (Madsen) and his ranch. His vow takes him and his two traveling companions to a small town in Wyoming terrorized by a conniving land owner (Harmon) and his hired gun (Johnson). This Louis L’amour based movie aired on TNT, Friday, 1/26/01 at 8:00 pm (ET/PT).
This well-executed traditional western has beautiful cinematography and a nice performance from Selleck (he was born to star in westerns). This should be fun viewing for those looking for entertainment where the good guys are men of character, and good triumphs over evil. Although Selleck’s character is a man accustomed to using his gun, he is also a man who shows respect for God. In one scene we see him praying in a church. Do be aware, there are several violent scenes, including killings at close range and a woman being molested by an unwanted suitor, but justice is served; and unlike “High Noon,” where the townsfolk were cowards, here they pull together to fight the outlaws.