Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries that originally aired on American Movie Classics as their first original movie. It stars Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, and was directed by Walter Hill.
The screenplay for Broken Trail was written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel. Novelist and screenwriter Alan Geoffrion weaves together two facts — British were buying horses in the American West in the late 19th century and Chinese women were being transported from the West Coast to the interior to serve as prostitutes — along with a series of Western vignettes.
Set in 1898, the film concerns Prentice "Print" Ritter (Robert Duvall), an aging cowboy who wants to buy a ranch of his own. To accomplish this, he agrees to transport 500 mustangs from Oregon to Wyoming, where he will sell them to the British Army. He recruits his estranged nephew, Tom Harte (Thomas Haden Church), to join him, hoping to reconnect with him on the ride.
What starts out as a simple horse drive is...