While Westerns are not a new genre Broken Trail touches on grounds many leave behind. In this four hour (2 part) original movie fans of the old west should find themselves hooked. Night one sets the tone. In 1897 Tom Hart (Thomas Haden Church) is notified that his mother has passes away by his Uncle Print Ritter (Robert Duvall) who he hasn’t seen in years. Tom finds out that she has left the ranch, land, and livestock to Print due to the fact that Tom left when he was young to make his own life. Print wants to try and make things right though. He offers Tom a chance to make the money he needs to buy his own land if he helps drive a herd of horses to Wyoming. Tom decides to take his chance.