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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When Peter Bogdanovich was set to direct and co-write the film, the role of Lorena was to be played by his then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd, who had also appeared in the previous Bogdanovich-Larry McMurtry adaptation, The Last Picture Show (1971). See more »

Goofs

When Gus kills his horse to use it as a shield against Blue Duck's men, the horse can still be seen breathing. Additionally, it moves its leg in a later frame. See more »

Quotes

Joshua Deets: [in the Wyoming Badlands] What we doin' up here, Captain? This ain't our land.
Gus McCrae: Woodrow is determined to be the first man to graze cattle in Montana, even if it kills all of us.
Joshua Deets: Don't seem right, Captain. A man ought not to leave his land and his people.
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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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The Greatest Western of All Time
6 March 2001 | by (Searcy, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Larry McMurtry's wonderful story is beautifully and amazingly brought to the screen by director Simon Wincer. It assembles together one of the best casts in movie history. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones are nearly perfect. Duvall has been quoted as saying that Gus McCrae was his favorite character he ever played. He is certainly mine. Angelica Huston is the perfect person to play Clara. It is almost like Larry McMurtry had some of these actors and actresses in mind when he wrote his novel. The only exception is Frederic Forrest as Blue Duck. He does a fine job with what he's got, but the man just isn't big enough or scary enough for this role. The story is incredible. The scenery is beautiful. Lonesome Dove is, in my opinion, the best western ever made. A definite must see for everyone.


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