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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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 12-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 19th-century factory-model Peacemakers available in 3", 4", 5.5", 7.5", 12" and 16" barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, et. al., 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

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 »

Quotes

[referring to the Hat Creek Cattle Company sign]
Woodrow Call: ...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.
Gus McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.
Woodrow Call: Well what does it say in Latin?
[Gus blusters some gibberish]
Woodrow Call: For all you know it invites people to rob us.
Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.
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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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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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