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Monday Movie Madness: The Desperate Trail

Hello, Posse!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am afraid I was fighting a horrible sinus headache all weekend and did not get as much written on Into the West: Last Showdown as I would have liked, but it's inching closer and closer to "the end" every day. I hope to finish it off here soon. I really have to stop giving estimates on that because I am always wrong.

I need to make this blog today short and sweet. I had an eye doctor's appointment today that went longer than expected, then hit a few shops on the way home since I was out and about anyway. Then came home and got distracted with one of the writing groups I am in. They are a great bunch of people and too dang interesting! I have a writers meeting tonight where we are working on storytelling. Plus, it's my turn to make dinner. So let's get to it!

The Desperate Trail is an American western that aired on the TNT network in 1994. It was written and directed by P.J. Pesce and stars another of my favorite modern day cowboys, Sam Elliott. He is joined on the cast by Craig Sheffer and Linda Fiorentino.

Sarah (Fiorentino) is an abused wife and after years of humiliation and physical abuse, she kills him. Her own father-in-law, Marshal Speakes (Elliott), is the one to decide her fate and sentences her to the gallows. When the stage coach that is transporting her is robbed, she sees her chance to escape and even makes off with the money the bandit were after. Jack Cooper (Sheffer) manages to steal the money from her, but she needs that to start a new life. So she goes after him, to get it back one way or another.

Movie Snack Recipe

A Desperate Trail needs a healthy trail mix to keep you going until the final credits. I Heart Naptime, has a great recipe for Kids Trail Mix (<--- click for recipe) that is quick and easy to mix up for movie night or any night.

I personally prefer dried cranberries to raisins and vegan marshmallows but that is the great thing this recipe, you can tweak it o fit your personal tastes and dietary needs. So, why not give it a try?

Now, you know what time it is, posse! Time to grab your snacks and settle in for another great western movie!



The Desperate Trail (1994) Trailer


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