Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Western
8.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.8/10 from 12,197 users  
Reviews: 182 user | 18 critic

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 »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 30 Dec 2010
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Apr 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 05 Aug 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Lonesome Dove" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lonesome Dove (1989– )

Lonesome Dove (1989– ) on IMDb 8.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lonesome Dove.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1989  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stars: Scott Bairstow, Christianne Hirt, Eric McCormack
Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard
Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress
Comanche Moon (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" begins two years after the end of "Lonesome Dove". After two years spent bounty hunting, womanizing, and drinking away the painful memories of his late ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Bairstow, Eric McCormack, Kelly Rowan
Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for for sale in an eventful journey.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi
Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

'Captain' Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Ricky Schroder
Into the West (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Western | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham
Open Range (2003)
Action | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Director: Kevin Costner
Stars: Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Diego Luna
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Montana by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman
True Grit (1969)
Certificate: M Adventure | Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer in Indian territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell
Documentary | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Documentary tracing the development and production of the mini-series '"Lonesome Dove" (1989) (mini)', from Larry McMurtry's novel of the same name. Stars Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones,... See full summary »

Director: Gene Rosow
Stars: Robert Duvall, Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston
Edit

Cast

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)
Sean Hennigan ...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paloma solitaria  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

During a conversation in which Gus is lecturing Woodrow on his previous treatment of Maggie, both Gus and Woodrow state that Maggie died in Lonesome Dove. However, in the prequel, "Comanche Moon", Maggie is shown dying in Austin, Texas, before Gus and Woodrow decide to move to Lonesome Dove. See more »

Quotes

Newt: Captain, can I go with you down to the river next time you go? I believe I'm gettin' old enough.
Woodrow Call: You get old quick, sittin' out here on the porch, talkin'. Best go on to bed.
Newt: It's still early, Captain.
Woodrow Call: You go on to bed now, like I told you to.
Gus McCrae: Now, why did you do that? Best chance the boy's got at a education is listenin' to me talk.
Woodrow Call: What kinda education is that?
Gus McCrae: You think he'll learn more shovelin' horse poop for you?
Woodrow Call: I shoveled my share of it, it ain't hurt me none.
Gus McCrae: Well, it's fine with me if...
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply the best
12 January 2003 | by (Alpharetta, GA) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, this is the best motion picture of all time! Yes, if you put this in the movie category (it's actually a mini-series), it's better than The Godfather,Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption, and so on. The plot, acting, music, character development....all perfect.

The production is as if you were plopped onto a horse in the middle of a cattle drive in the 1880's American West. The details are simply amazing. Every little thing was as if it was 1880...the dialogue, character depth, harshness of life...and the utter chaos and randomness of how events played out.

While there are a couple special effects that might have been improved, this production is as theatrically ideal as the Mona Lisa! When you have time, rent it. I watch it once every year and invite friends.

Originally reviewed in 1-24-03.


92 of 109 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jake's Remark... jukebox_lucky
I've Always Wondered... jukebox_lucky
Made for TV wpcoop2000
How family/age appropriate is this? rdp32
Women - Do you love it like we love it? mifflith
does anyone know....... onceuponathyme
Discuss Lonesome Dove (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?