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Lonesome Dove 

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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Top Rated TV #69 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dish Boggett 4 episodes, 1989
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 Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
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 Big Zwey 4 episodes, 1989
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 Allan O'Brien 4 episodes, 1989
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 Old Hugh 4 episodes, 1989
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 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
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 Bert Borum 4 episodes, 1989
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
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 Bob Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sally Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Betsy Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Frog Lip 2 episodes, 1989
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 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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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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Margo Martindale and Chris Cooper appeared in August: Osage County (2013). See more »

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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: [riding in San Antonio] Things sure have changed since the last time I was here. It's all growed up.
Gus McCrae: Of course it's growed up, Woodrow. He killed all the Indians and bandits so the bankers could move in.
Woodrow Call: Only a fool would want the Indians back.
Gus McCrae: Has it ever occurred to you, Woodrow; that all the work we done was for the bankers? Hell, we killed off everybody made this country interestin'!
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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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Followed by Dead Man's Walk (1996) See more »

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Lonesome Dove is the great American movie. Helluva vision.
7 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In the end it's how a movie touches your heart that is its measure.

The characters must touch you. The story, interesting in itself, must seamlessly direct those characters to be revealed for why they matter. The actors playing those characters need to be right. Or, as here, just damn perfect. Robert Duvall once said something like: sure the British can play Shakespeare. But they can't play Gus McCrae.

He's right. You can have the Hamlet DVD any day you want; I'll watch Lonesome Dove.

Robert Duvall is the anchor and the soul. Name a better performance. Angelica Huston is the beauty. And somehow Tommy Lee Jones steals the movie.

A great story about great characters played by great actors.

The Godfather movies, as good as they are, have not the legend or the nobility of Lonesome Dove. Forget the usual suspects like Citizen Kane. This is the great American movie. Helluva vision.


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