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' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom ... 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 »
In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their ... 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
During a conversation in which Gus is lecturing Woodrow on his previous treatment of Maggie, both Gus and Woodrow state that Maggie died in Lonesome Dove. However, in the prequel, "Comanche Moon", Maggie is shown dying in Austin, Texas, before Gus and Woodrow decide to move to Lonesome Dove. See more »
The opening credits are displayed over a series of black-and-white photographs taken from scenes in the movie. The very last on then turns to color and becomes the first scene of each episode. The end credits are displayed over a picture of a dove silhouette on a piece of wood. See more »
In my opinion, this is the best motion picture of all time! Yes, if you put this in the movie category (it's actually a mini-series), it's better than The Godfather,Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption, and so on. The plot, acting, music, character development....all perfect.
The production is as if you were plopped onto a horse in the middle of a cattle drive in the 1880's American West. The details are simply amazing. Every little thing was as if it was 1880...the dialogue, character depth, harshness of life...and the utter chaos and randomness of how events played out.
While there are a couple special effects that might have been improved, this production is as theatrically ideal as the Mona Lisa! When you have time, rent it. I watch it once every year and invite friends.
Originally reviewed in 1-24-03.
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