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 John Charles Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Jessie Benton Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
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 President Abraham Lincoln (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Castro (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Jim Bridger (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Capt. John Sutter (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Steven Watts Kearney (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Kit Carson (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Sen. Thomas Hart Benton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Bill Williams (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tom Fitzpatrick (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Brig. Gen. Brooke (2 episodes, 1986)
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 'Papa Joe' Nicollet (2 episodes, 1986)
Jeff East ...
 Tim Donovan (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Karl Preuss (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Judge Elkins (2 episodes, 1986)
Burton Gilliam ...
 Martineau (2 episodes, 1986)
John Harkins ...
 Secretary of State George Bancroft (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Mrs. Maria Crittenden (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Louis Freniere (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cmmdre. Robert Stockton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 President James Polk (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Gaines (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Maj. Gen. David Hunter (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Provost (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Archibald Gillespie (2 episodes, 1986)
John Francis ...
 Zindel (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Trenor Park (2 episodes, 1986)
Richard Hamilton ...
 Gen. Murdoch (2 episodes, 1986)
Will Hare ...
 Dr. McClain (2 episodes, 1986)
Dave Lowry ...
 Godey (2 episodes, 1986)
Kip Niven ...
 Sen. John Crittenden (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Big Fallon (2 episodes, 1986)
Martin Rabbett ...
 Ned Kern (2 episodes, 1986)
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 John Floyd (2 episodes, 1986)
Timothy Scott ...
 Ezekial Merrit (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dodson (2 episodes, 1986)
Anna Bjorn ...
 Angelique (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Nicole (2 episodes, 1986)
Nikki Creswell ...
 Lily Fremont (2 episodes, 1986)
Terrence Evans ...
 Farmer (2 episodes, 1986)
William Glover ...
 Sir Roger Dunston (2 episodes, 1986)
Gloria Hayes ...
 Indian Maiden (2 episodes, 1986)
Barton Heyman ...
 Judge Advocate Lee (2 episodes, 1986)
George American Horse ...
 Chief (2 episodes, 1986)
Charles Hyman ...
 Sgt. Riordan (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Sagundai (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Col. Mason (2 episodes, 1986)
Randal Patrick ...
 Carvalho (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Egloffstein (2 episodes, 1986)
Helen Floyd ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1986)
Charles Bazaldua ...
 Mexican Officer (2 episodes, 1986)
Marco Hernandez ...
 Mexican Lieutenant (2 episodes, 1986)
Jeff Allin ...
 Blonde Man (2 episodes, 1986)
Michael Crabtree ...
 2nd Man on Trek 5 (2 episodes, 1986)
Joe Dorsey ...
 Col. Atherton (2 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Man (2 episodes, 1986)
Dennis King ...
 Francis Blair (2 episodes, 1986)
Jay Louden ...
 Campaign Aide (2 episodes, 1986)
Robert Lussier ...
 Dr. Harris (2 episodes, 1986)
Kelly Junkerman ...
 1st Man on Trek 5 (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Zindel / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Dan Biggers
(2 episodes, 1986)
Dennis Breckner
(2 episodes, 1986)
Bob Burchette
(2 episodes, 1986)
Chris Campbell
(2 episodes, 1986)
Ritchie Copenhaver
(2 episodes, 1986)
John Countryman
(2 episodes, 1986)
Carole Davis
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Kevin Grantz
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Lee Lively
(2 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. John Thompson (2 episodes, 1986)
John Mingus
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cavalry Officer (2 episodes, 1986)
Bret Culpepper ...
 Cavalry Scout (2 episodes, 1986)
Paul D'Elia ...
 Guest (2 episodes, 1986)
Dirty Denny ...
 Union Army Cook (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Even ...
 Secretary of State Buchanan (2 episodes, 1986)
(2 episodes, 1986)
Danny Nelson
(2 episodes, 1986)
Mike Pingel ...
 Courtroom Guard (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Calvary Soldier (2 episodes, 1986)
Ken Walters ...
 Unnamed political speaker (2 episodes, 1986)
Sam Wells ...
 Political Campaign Chairman (2 episodes, 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 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.
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 !


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