Down the Long Hills (television) A young boy and girl, survivors of an Indian raid, struggle to meet their rescuers, as the boy’s father carries out a desperate search for them. A Disney Channel Premiere Film, first aired on November 15, 1986. Directed by Burt Kennedy. Based on the story by Louis L’Amour. 89 min. Stars Bruce Boxleitner (Scott Collins), Thomas Wilson Brown (Hardy Collins), Lisa MacFarlane (Betty Sue Powell), Jack Elam (Squires).