Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't ... See full summary »
Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't end without numerous casualties. (6 hrs approx) Written by
The "Buntline Special" Colt Peacemaker carried by Jim, one of the two outlaws who jump Roscoe in the woods, is--according to legend--a period firearm produced by Colt after Ned Buntline, popular dime-store novelist of the day, placed a request for five Peacemakers with 12-inch (standard length was 7.5-inch) barrels to give to the lawmen of Dodge City, Kansas (including Wyatt Earp and William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson) in recognition of their service to that town. Little, if any, evidence survives to support this story. However, Colt, as with other leading gun makers at the time, did produce both longer- and shorter-barreled models of its popular pistols. This includes known 19th-century factory-model Peacemakers available in 3", 4", 5.5", 7.5", 12" and 16" barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, et. al., led any long-barreled Peacemaker to be referred to as a "Buntline Special"; however, the question of whether the accuracy of such a long barrel would be worth the slower draw time for a gunfighter or lawman is the subject of much speculation. See more »
During some shots of the thunderstorm brewing up in Part One, the ground isn't moving at all, revealing the "storm" to be a rear-projected special effect. See more »
[in the Wyoming Badlands]
What we doin' up here, Captain? This ain't our land.
Woodrow is determined to be the first man to graze cattle in Montana, even if it kills all of us.
Don't seem right, Captain. A man ought not to leave his land and his people.
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Danny Glover, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest, and Anjelica Huston are credited in every episode, even though Huston does not appear until the third episode, Forrest does not appear at all in the third episode, and Glover and Urich do not appear in the final episode. See more »
I usually shun mini-series. Sooo long, sooo boring. Lonesome Dove is anything but. It's one of the most realistic, best character driven films ever made. Everyone is good, even Ricky (sorry, RICK) Schroeder, but Robert Duval is AMAZING. His Augustus McCrae is so perfect, that one would swear that Robert Duval is that character! He makes this film for me and I was really happy to hear that it was Duval's favorite character out of his long, excellent career. Lonesome Dove, which is so brilliant, should be on the list of anyone who likes westerns, and anyone who likes good filmmaking in general!
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