Dream West (1986)

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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 »

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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

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Great mini-series that is sorely overlooked.
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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 !


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