Lonesome Dove (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 ... See full summary »

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 Augustus 'Gus' McCrae (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Joshua Deets (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Lorena Wood (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Jake Spoon (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Blue Duck (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Dish Boggett (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1989)
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 July Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
Timothy Scott ...
 Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Elmira Boot Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Roscoe Brown (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Dan Suggs (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Luke (4 episodes, 1989)
Frederick Coffin ...
 Big Zwey (4 episodes, 1989)
Travis Swords ...
 Allan O'Brien (4 episodes, 1989)
Kevin O'Morrison ...
 Doctor (4 episodes, 1989)
Ron Weyand ...
 Old Hugh (4 episodes, 1989)
Lanny Flaherty ...
 Soupy Jones (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Needle Nelson (4 episodes, 1989)
James McMurtry ...
 Jimmy Rainey (4 episodes, 1989)
Charlie Haynie ...
 Ben Rainey (4 episodes, 1989)
James Terry McIlvain ...
 Cowboy (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Bert Borum (4 episodes, 1989)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
 Po Campo (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Bolivar (3 episodes, 1989)
Thomas Connor ...
 Bob Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Biggs ...
 Roy Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sally Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Sean Hennigan ...
 Eddie Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
Lauren Stanley ...
 Betsy Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Frog Lip (2 episodes, 1989)
Jack Caffrey ...
 Cholo (2 episodes, 1989)
Adam Faraizl ...
 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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 Janey (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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Virtually every major role from this film has also appeared in one of its sequels, and almost all of them have been recast, sometimes several times. In three cases, original cast member have been able to work with one of their successors. Timothy Scott reprised his role in the unofficial sequel Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), but died before production began on the official sequel, Streets of Laredo (1995). He was replaced by Sam Shepard, who had directed him in Silent Tongue (1993). Tommy Lee Jones was replaced in "Streets of Laredo" by James Garner, with whom he appeared in Space Cowboys (2000). Danny Glover was replaced in the prequel Comanche Moon (2008) by Keith Robinson, with whom he appeared in Dreamgirls (2006). 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

Woodrow Call: We come to this place to make money. They wasn't nothin' about fun in the deal.
Gus McCrae: What are you talkin' about? You don't even like money. You like money even less than you like fun, if that's possible.
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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 »

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A Sad Western Well-Told
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This six-hour television mini-series was as good as advertised, which is saying a lot. I don't prefer long movies but this is very watchable. It's such an interesting story and so-well photographed that you don't mind the long length.

The acting is top-rate, led by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, with a deep cast that includes many well-known actors. As a male, I really enjoyed ogling Diane Lane and I've always liked Glenne Headley, too, although more for her voice.

Fredric Forest is absolutely brutal as the half-breed killer, one of the most unremorseful murderers I've even seen on film. Angelica Huston, Rick Schroeder, Danny Glover, Robert Urtich, D.B. Sweeney and Steve Buscemi all were superb, too.

The story has a great mix of drama, romance, action, sadness and just plain realism. The characters are bold and unrelenting and you find yourself getting wrapped up in this story and with these people, what they went through. It's just great storytelling but - as in real life - it isn't all roses; there's a lot of sadness here.


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