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Lonesome Dove 

Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
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Top Rated TV #69 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dish Boggett 4 episodes, 1989
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 Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
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 Big Zwey 4 episodes, 1989
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 Old Hugh 4 episodes, 1989
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 Soupy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
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 Needle Nelson 4 episodes, 1989
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 Jimmy Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
Charlie Haynie ...
 Ben Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
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 Bert Borum 4 episodes, 1989
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 Bob Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sally Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Betsy Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Frog Lip 2 episodes, 1989
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 Joe Boot 2 episodes, 1989
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 Bill Spettle 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sean O'Brien 2 episodes, 1989
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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 Rob Hartill

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5 February 1989 (USA)  »

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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 twelve 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 nineteenth century factory-model Peacemakers available in three inch, four inch, 5.5 inch, 7.5 inch, twelve inch, and sixteen inch barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels, and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, and others, 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 »

Goofs

When Gus is dying in the doctor's office after Call comes to see him, there are crickets chirping at times. However, it is winter time and snowing outside. There would not likely be crickets chirping in winter Montana. See more »

Quotes

Gus McCrae: Well, I'm glad I ain't scared to be lazy.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Lonesome Dove is the great American movie. Helluva vision.
7 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the end it's how a movie touches your heart that is its measure.

The characters must touch you. The story, interesting in itself, must seamlessly direct those characters to be revealed for why they matter. The actors playing those characters need to be right. Or, as here, just damn perfect. Robert Duvall once said something like: sure the British can play Shakespeare. But they can't play Gus McCrae.

He's right. You can have the Hamlet DVD any day you want; I'll watch Lonesome Dove.

Robert Duvall is the anchor and the soul. Name a better performance. Angelica Huston is the beauty. And somehow Tommy Lee Jones steals the movie.

A great story about great characters played by great actors.

The Godfather movies, as good as they are, have not the legend or the nobility of Lonesome Dove. Forget the usual suspects like Citizen Kane. This is the great American movie. Helluva vision.


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