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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Augustus 'Gus' McCrae (4 episodes, 1989)
 Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1989)
 Joshua Deets (4 episodes, 1989)
 Lorena Wood (4 episodes, 1989)
 Jake Spoon (4 episodes, 1989)
 Blue Duck (4 episodes, 1989)
 Dish Boggett (4 episodes, 1989)
 Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1989)
 Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1989)
 July Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
Timothy Scott ...
 Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1989)
 Elmira Boot Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
 Roscoe Brown (4 episodes, 1989)
 Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1989)
 Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1989)
 Dan Suggs (4 episodes, 1989)
 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)
 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)
 Bert Borum (4 episodes, 1989)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
 Po Campo (3 episodes, 1989)
 Bolivar (3 episodes, 1989)
Thomas Connor ...
 Bob Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Biggs ...
 Roy Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
 Sally Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
 Eddie Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
Lauren Stanley ...
 Betsy Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
 Frog Lip (2 episodes, 1989)
Jack Caffrey ...
 Cholo (2 episodes, 1989)
Adam Faraizl ...
 Joe Boot (2 episodes, 1989)
 Bill Spettle (2 episodes, 1989)
 Sean O'Brien (2 episodes, 1989)
 Janey (2 episodes, 1989)


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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Did You Know?


During his trek back to the heard, Pea-Eye Parker is led by the ghost of Joshua Deets. One-armed Bill Wilson, who accompanied Loving just as Parker did McCrae, was actually found by Bose Ikard, who was still alive at that point. See more »


During some shots of the thunderstorm brewing up in Part One, the ground isn't moving at all, revealing the "storm" to be a rear-projected special effect. See more »


Gus McCrae: A man who wouldn't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Followed by Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) See more »

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Best western ever
21 October 2001 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it first debuted on TV early in 1989 simply for the fact that much of it was filmed in Austin, but was absolutely drawn to it pretty fast and for four nights in a row I was taping it off TV and watching it religiously. Never have I seen a western that portrayed life the way it probably really was in the 1880's like this one, not to mention most old westerns suffered from terrible production values and always seemed to be filmed in California's chaparral country between L.A. and Death Valley. The locations in this one were so authentic in comparison. The basically simple story revolves around two old retired Texas Rangers who have spent the last 10 years wasting away in a lifeless south Texas desert border town and decide to make the move to Montana. Along the way they meet an Arkansas sheriff, who is after one in their bunch, an old flame of Robert Duvall's, and numerous Indian raids. I noticed something peculiar, and maybe it is historically accurate, but it seems that race relations with blacks were not an issue in the old west and they seemed to be treated as equals, much unlike to their old south counterparts. Nothing but flamboyant characters abounded; my favorites were a then-unknown Steve Buscemi as a trashy animal fur wearing horse buggy provider, Chris Cooper as a weak, but well-meaning sheriff, Barry Corbin as his slow-witted deputy, a minor character living in east Texas backwoods skinning a posssum, and on top of all them, Robert Duvall as Gus. Tommy Lee Jones didn't flaunt his comic talents as he did in many flms after this one and always had a rain cloud over his head.

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