The Shadow Riders is a 1982 television film western that first aired in the United States on September 28, 1982. It is based on the novel of the same name by Louis L'Amour, and is directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. The movie reunites actors Tom Selleck, Sam Elliot, and Jeff Osterhage, who also starred in The Sacketts in 1979. The movie also features Katharine Ross, Ben Johnson, Gene Evans (actor), Dominique Dunne, and Geoffrey Lewis.
Two brothers, Mac (Tom Selleck) and Dal (Sam Elliott) Traven, who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War, make their way back to Texas when the war ends. They learn that a band of confederate rebels has kidnapped their two sisters and a brother, as well as Dal's sweetheart (Katharine Ross). Thus, the chase is on.