Dream West (1986)

TV Mini-Series  |  Biography, Drama, Western
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 2 user

John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 599 titles
created 30 Jun 2011
 
a list of 117 titles
created 23 Sep 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 6693 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 70 titles
created 26 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Dream West" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dream West (1986– )

Dream West (1986– ) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dream West.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1986   Unknown  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Centennial (1978–1979)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The economic and cultural growth of Colorado spanning two centuries from the mid-1700s to the late-1970s.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Carrera, Richard Chamberlain
Shogun (TV Movie 1980)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada
Shogun (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Brady Hawkes and Billy Montana join forces once again in this new adventure. This time around their goal is to help the Sioux fight the government and get the supplies they need. They also ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Bruce Boxleitner, Marc Alaimo
The Shadow Riders (TV Movie 1982)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne
The Last Wave (1977)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Allan Quatermain once again teams up with Jesse Huston where the discovery of a mysterious old gold piece sends Quatermain looking for his long-lost brother, missing in the wilds of Africa after seeking a lost white race.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones
The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom
The Bourne Identity (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 1988 television adaptation of Robert Ludlum's thriller. An injured, unconscious man (Richard Chamberlain) washes ashore in a small French town. As he recovers, it becomes quite clear, someone is trying to kill him. Jaclyn Smith co-stars.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, Anthony Quayle
Damage (1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

Director: Louis Malle
Stars: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson
The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The adventures of the Chisholm family as they travel west in 1844.

Stars: Rosemary Harris, Ben Murphy, James Van Patten
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Zindel / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Edit

Storyline

John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when Fremont is chosen to lead the trek into the Oregon Territory with the help of Kit Carson which gets under way in 1843. Fremont's adventures include expeditions into California, a court-martial, acquisition and loss of great wealth, excursions into politics, involvement in the civil war, and eventual realization of the dream to move America westward. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das abenteuerliche Leben des John Charles Fremont  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great mini-series that is sorely overlooked.
18 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of David Nevin's outstanding historical novel is one of my favorites. It compares favorably with Centennial or Into the West, yet is rarely shown on TV anymore. Strange ......

The story of Fremont and his frontier exploits is well-produced and acted. Richard Chamberlain, Ben Johnson, Claude Akins and Rip Torn all are great in this film. It seems fairly historically accurate, with authentic costumes and dialog.

Few adaptations of fine novels live up to the hype. This one is a rare exception. This mini-series is highly recommended and was easily one of the best mini-series of the 1980's !


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know where to get a copy? charli-girl7
THE PATHFINDER WHO LOST HIS WAY theowinthrop
Discuss Dream West (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?