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Monday Movie Madness: Last Stand at Saber River



Hello, Posse!


I hope you are all having a great day and were able to enjoy the holiday yesterday. I know for some Mother's Day can actually be a sad reminder for some who were never blessed with children or of family and friends who have passed on. My hope is it can also be a time to cherish the memories that were left behind.


Please forgive me if this blog ends up a bit more rambly than usual. I'm working through a migraine today and that tends to affect my concentration. Today's movie, Last Stand at Saber River, stars one of my favorite modern day cowboys, Tom Selleck. He is joined in the cast by a few of my other favorites, Keith and David Carradine. If Sam Elliott was in the cast, it would be a virtual dream team for me.


Last Stand at Saber River is an American made-for-television western which aired on the Turner Network Television (TNT) in 1997 and was directed by Dick Lowry. The script is based on the a 1959 novel by Elmore Leonard of the same title. It stars Tom Selleck, Keith Carradine, David Carradine, Suzy Amis, Haley Joel Osment, Tracey Needham, David Dukes and Harry Carey Jr..


The movie earned a few awards for made-for-TV movies. In 1997, Osment won for Best Performance by a Young Actor given by YoungStar Awards. The film also received the Western Heritage Awards Bronze Wrangler award in 1998.


The story follows a Civil War Confederate veteran, Paul Cable (Selleck), who returns home after the war to try to put the pieces of his life back together. When this turns out to be much more difficult than he expected, he decides to go to Arizona to reclaim a homestead from pioneers who had taken it over after he was mistakenly declared dead. When he arrives in Arizona, he finds the pioneers happen to be former Union soldiers.


The families face off over ownership of the ranch, but in the end the real threat to both families comes from another former Union soldier. Will former adversaries team up to save both their families, or will old war wounds be the destruction of them all?


You will just have to watch the movie to find out.

Movie Snack Recipe


Today I am doing a play on the word "Saber" in the movie title. While these are not called chocolate sabers, I think they could be. Check out this simple and yet super delicious recipe from Eatwell101 for their Chocolate Puff Pastry Sticks.


You can use store bought puff pastry to make this a quick and simple recipe or you can go all out and use their puff pastry recipe to make if from scratch in your own at home.


Whichever difficulty level you choose, the end results will be a tasty treat to enjoy with your movie.


Don't forget to check out my Into the West Saga Serial books, part five is so unbelievably close to being done. I can see the finish line finally! If you haven't read my books now is the time to jump in and get caught up for the next book, coming SOON!


Now, you know what time it is, posse! It's time to get your snacks and settle in for another great western movie.


Enjoy,

Stephen


Last Stand at Saber River Trailer


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