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 »
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 set of Lonesome Dove itself was built just outside Del Rio, Texas. See more »
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 »
A man that will talk to a pig ain't no better than a farmer.
I expected you to own a bank or at least a whorehouse by now Jake. It seems life has been a disappointment to both of us.
That might be so, but by God, I ain't never said a word to a pig.
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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 »
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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