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Ludington's Ride —
A young country. A young hero.
Ludington's Ride 2,
Ludington's Ride 3 and
Ludington's Ride 4
Nancy Drew meets Wild,
Ludington's Ride is
the first of a three-part motion picture franchise (with a fourth
film as a fourth theatrical release or possibly as a pilot for a
television series). The Ludington's Ride franchise is an action-adventure
series of films set during the time of the American Revolution.
Story Synopsis for
is the spirited 16-year-old daughter of Colonel Henry Ludington,
the commander of the Seventh Regiment of Militia for Dutchess County, New
York. Caught up in the turmoil of the American Revolution, Sybil’s
actions and choices are shaped by historic events outside her control.
British General William Tryon orders the burning of Danbury and
there is no one to muster the 400 troops under Col. Ludington’s command.
Alone at night in a driving rain storm and riding her trusty steed Star,
Sybil braves 40 miles of treacherous lonely backwoods roads, pursued by a
half dozen marauders out to stop her at any cost.
All of this takes place against the backdrop of a girl maturing
into young womanhood. Sybil is drawn by the magnetism of two young men.
One represents forbidden fruit, for he is the son of the great Chief
Nimham, head of the Nochpeem Nation and ally to General Washington. The
other is her heroic rescuer, Edmond Ogden.
Sybil is trained to defend herself by the dashing David Nimham.
And she learns to play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, deceiving the
British with a series of signals designed to alert Enoch Crosby, a spy
working for Col. Ludington and General Washington.
For her 16th birthday, Sybil is given a remarkable birthday
present: Star, the horse that she will need when circumstances require her
to ride through the backwoods of New York to summon her father’s troops to
Pursued during her ride by six very menacing bad guys out to stop
her at any cost, she must elude her pursuers and complete her task before
dawn. Her route takes her through a local grave yard and other unpleasant
places. And just when her task seems complete, she must confront the
leader of her pursuers in an exciting confrontation at her father’s mill
at the end of her ride.
Exciting, gripping, and very politically incorrect with its
message of patriotism, youthful responsibility and respect,
Ludington’s Ride is based on a true story. Ludington’s Ride
is a historical film for today’s audience with action, adventure,
romance and danger mixed with commitment and loyalty to family and
Story Synopsis for
Ludington's Ride 2: The Adventure of the Tory Gold
film in our franchise departs from the historical adventure of
Ludington’s Ride and becomes an action adventure where Nancy
Drew meets Wild, Wild West.
Enoch, with the help of their new friend Morton Quincy Franklin, a nerdy
inventor who lives in an amazing tree house, work with David to discover
the whereabouts of a shipment of Tory gold.
discovers that a British captain, about to switch sides, has smuggled a
cryptic message that describes the hiding place of a cache of Tory gold.
Prosser and his gang of Skinner arrange the transportation of the hidden
gold, Sybil works to decode the message.
feminine logic that goes way over the heads of her male companions, Sybil
solves the mystery of the cipher. But it’s not good news: the gold has
been concealed in a gravesite at the local cemetery.
Enoch, Quincy and Sybil decide to create a diversionary tactic, with Sybil
taking another daring ride as she leads the British troops under the
command of Major Winslow into a trap to be sprung by Chief Nimham’s
warriors. During the skirmish, Quincy demonstrates the viability of his
inventions, including camouflage and hand grenades.
Later, in a
reprise visit to the Hill Cemetery, Sybil literally stumbles across the
location of the Tory gold. Or has she?
film in our Ludington’s Ride franchise ends in a spectacular
cliff-hanger, with Sybil tied to a log in her father’s sawmill by Ichabod
Prosser and Vixen, a new female villain, who is Prosser’s sister.
escape from certain death at the hands of Prosser and Vixen? Our audience
will have to wait to find out, because Ludington’s Ride 3: Vixen’s
Revenge has the answer.
Ludington's Ride 3: Vixen's Revenge
n the third
film in our Ludington’s Ride franchise, Sybil escapes from
the sawmill and is subsequently inducted into the Nochpeem tribe as an
Enoch, Sybil, Edmond, and David learn that the Tory gold is fake and that
Major Winslow is behind a plot to destroy the fledgling American economy
with counterfeit currency. We find that the counterfeits are being printed
by Prosser and Vixen.
introduced to some new spy toys invented by Quincy, including a
glow-in-the-dark compass and an amusing but deadly horse-drawn carriage
with a few tricks hidden inside.
presents Col. Ludington with a plan to infiltrate a card game at a public
inn frequented by Major Winslow. Colonel Ludington reluctantly agrees to
the plan. He invites Enoch to visit Mordecai, an amusing Jewish apothecary
who is on the side of the Colonials. Mordecai provides Enoch with some
sleeping potion that they can use on some unsuspecting Tory guards.
Edmond and David discover the hidden meeting place of Prosser and his gang
of cutthroats. They are captured and trussed up together in a desolate
cabin, facing certain death. An amusing dialog between Edmond and David
concerning Edmond’s love for Sybil ensues, and the two rivals find that
they must work together to escape so they can disclose the whereabouts of
the real Tory gold.
and David escape to warn the Colonials of Winslow’s plan to move the real
gold, Enoch orders Sybil to take the carriage back home. Disappointed, she
reluctantly but loyally follows her orders, just like one of her father’s
On her way
home, she crosses paths with a hearse filled with the real Tory gold. A
wild chase ensues, and Sybil uses all the deadly weapons hidden inside the
Sybil defeats Vixen in a spectacular girl fight at the end of our third
film in the franchise.
Ludington's Ride 4: The Adventure of the Ghost Riders
fourth film, Sybil confronts the deadly mystery of the Tory Ghost Riders,
a ghastly gang of other-worldly figures that come out during the full moon
to bring terror to people in the countryside. Is the Devil's work to
blame, or is it just part of Prosser's plan to exact some deadly, but
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