Once upon a Texas Train

Once upon a Texas Train

Burt Kennedy (1988)

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Texas Ranger Richard Widmark and ageing outlaw Willie Nelson discover that youngster Shaun Cassidy is about to disrupt their unlawful business by intercepting some ill-gotten loot in this entertaining TV movie. In addition to the stellar leads, veteran writer/producer/director Burt Kennedy has assembled a fine supporting cast of western stalwarts, including Angie Dickinson, Stuart Whitman, Jack Elam, Royal Dano and Chuck Connors. The lighthearted tone might offend western purists, but others will probably enjoy this rollicking entertainment.


Ageing outlaw Willie Nelson plunges straight back into a life of crime just hours after being released from prison - and uses the proceeds to reunite his equally long-in-the-tooth cohorts for an ambitious robbery. However, old enemy Richard Widmark is determined to stop the wrinkly renegades, leading them into a tense final showdown. Entertaining light-hearted Western, written and directed by cowboy movie veteran Burt Kennedy. Angie Dickinson, Stuart Whitman and Shaun Cassidy co-star.

Cast & Crew

John Henry Lee Willie Nelson
Capt Oren Hayes Richard Widmark
Maggie Hayes Angie Dickinson
George Agnew Stuart Whitman
Cotton Shaun Cassidy
Nash Crawford Chuck Connors
Jason Fitch Jack Elam
Kelly Sutton Ken Curtis
Director Burt Kennedy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence. Available on: video and DVD