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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
5 February 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is the finest Western film ever made, bar none. See more (186 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [40])

Robert Duvall ... Augustus 'Gus' McCrae (4 episodes, 1989)

Tommy Lee Jones ... Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1989)

Danny Glover ... Joshua Deets (4 episodes, 1989)

Diane Lane ... Lorena Wood (4 episodes, 1989)

Robert Urich ... Jake Spoon (4 episodes, 1989)

Frederic Forrest ... Blue Duck (4 episodes, 1989)

D.B. Sweeney ... Dish Boggett (4 episodes, 1989)

Ricky Schroder ... Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1989)

Anjelica Huston ... Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1989)

Chris Cooper ... July Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
Timothy Scott ... Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1989)

Glenne Headly ... Elmira Boot Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)

Barry Corbin ... Roscoe Brown (4 episodes, 1989)

William Sanderson ... Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1989)

Barry Tubb ... Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1989)

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Dan Suggs (4 episodes, 1989)

Steve Buscemi ... 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)

David Carpenter ... 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)

Sonny Carl Davis ... Bert Borum (4 episodes, 1989)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Po Campo (3 episodes, 1989)

León Singer ... Bolivar (3 episodes, 1989)
Thomas Connor ... Bob Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Biggs ... Roy Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)

Missy Crider ... Sally Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Sean Hennigan ... Eddie Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
Lauren Stanley ... Betsy Allen (2 episodes, 1989)

Julius Tennon ... Frog Lip (2 episodes, 1989)
Jack Caffrey ... Cholo (2 episodes, 1989)
Adam Faraizl ... Joe Boot (2 episodes, 1989)

Jimmy Ray Pickens ... Bill Spettle (2 episodes, 1989)

Bradley Gregg ... Sean O'Brien (2 episodes, 1989)

Nina Siemaszko ... Janey (2 episodes, 1989)

Series Directed by
Simon Wincer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Writing credits
Larry McMurtry (4 episodes, 1989)
William D. Wittliff (4 episodes, 1989)

Series Produced by
Suzanne De Passe .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1989)
Robert Halmi Jr. .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 1989)
Dyson Lovell .... producer (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Weisbarth .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1989)
William D. Wittliff .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Basil Poledouris (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Kressel (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Design by
Cary White (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Michael J. Sullivan (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Van Broughton Ramsey (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Makeup Department
Manlio Rocchetti .... hair supervisor / make-up supervisor / ... (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Dick Gallegly .... production manager (4 episodes, 1989)
Adam Merims .... assistant production manager (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Bearson .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Robert Rooy .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1989)
Dean Semler .... second unit director (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
John R. Helton .... painter (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Peal .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Jay Raymond .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1989)
Joe Self .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1989)
Ed Vega .... key scenic (4 episodes, 1989)
Patrick Welsome .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 1989)
Eric A. Williams .... property master (4 episodes, 1989)
David Wilt .... construction foreman (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Sound Department
James L. Aicholtz .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1989)
Michael Herbick .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1989)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1989)
Joe Melody .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1989)
Stephen Grubbs .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jack 'Deuce' Bennett II .... special effects foreman (4 episodes, 1989)
Jack Bennett .... special effects coordinator (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1989)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Eccleston .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1989)
Rusty Edmonson .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 1989)
Gary Jay .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1989)
David McGill .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1989)
Tony Poston .... key grip (4 episodes, 1989)
Don Reddy .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1989)
Dean Semler .... director of photography: second unit (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Casting Department
Liz Keigley .... casting: Texas (4 episodes, 1989)
Stacey Rhodes .... extras casting (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheri Reed .... costumer (4 episodes, 1989)
Laurie Rudd .... costume draper/seamstress (4 episodes, 1989)
Joan Thomas .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Editorial Department
Terry Blythe .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Ruben R. Munoz .... post-production (4 episodes, 1989)
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Music Department
Jamie Forester .... music editor (4 episodes, 1989)
Steve Jamerson .... music scoring assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Tom Villano .... music editor (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dave Hannah .... driver (4 episodes, 1989)
John Orlebeck .... transportation captain (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Marlene Bergman .... title designer (4 episodes, 1989)
Ellen Marie Blum .... location asst (4 episodes, 1989)
Anne Carr .... key craft service / key set medic (4 episodes, 1989)
George Corsillo .... title designer: main title (4 episodes, 1989)
Jill Lopez .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1989)
Elizabeth Lisa Marroquin .... assistant production office coordinator: pre-production (4 episodes, 1989)
Lewis Meador .... wrangler (4 episodes, 1989)
Jimmy Medearis .... head wrangler (4 episodes, 1989)
Sharon Medearis .... head wrangler (4 episodes, 1989)
Charles Montoya .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Bill Poague .... key set production assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Paula Randol-Smith .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1989)
Cynthia Upstill .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Thanks
Arthur Anderson .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Vinette Bond .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Jerry G. Callaway .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Mary Lee Copeland .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
John Frick .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Holly Gent Palmo .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
John Gibson .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Ira Halberstadt .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Nikol Hegarty .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Lionel LaVallee .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Dan Martin .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Dennis Milliken .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Willie Nelson .... the producers wish to thank (4 episodes, 1989)
Janie Nino .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Candace Suerstedt .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Byron Thomas .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Henry Tirl .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Connie Todd .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
Brad Wilson .... special thanks (4 episodes, 1989)
 
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384 min | Brazil:145 min (video version)
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Trivia:
Virtually every major role from this film has also appeared in one of its sequels, and almost all of them have been recast, sometimes several times. In three cases, original cast member have been able to work with one of their successors. Timothy Scott reprised his role in the unofficial sequel "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993), but died before production began on the official sequel, "Streets of Laredo" (1995). He was replaced by Sam Shepard, who had directed him in Silent Tongue (1993). Tommy Lee Jones was replaced in "Streets of Laredo" by James Garner, with whom he appeared in Space Cowboys (2000). Danny Glover was replaced in the prequel "Comanche Moon" (2008) by Keith Robinson, with whom he appeared in Dreamgirls (2006).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Gus goes to shoot up the Indian encampment with July Johnson, count the number of Indians who "go down" from being hit versus the number of shots fired. One more Indian dies than the number of shots fired.See more »
Quotes:
[Jake is about to be hanged]
Jake Spoon:Well, hell, boys. I'd damn sight rather be hung by my friends than by a bunch o' damn strangers. Newt... Well, adios, boys. Hope you won't hold it against me. Never meant no harm.
[spurs his horse, hanging himself before Gus does it]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »

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77 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
This is the finest Western film ever made, bar none., 31 December 1999
Author: swaine from Los Angeles, California



The Lonesome Dove mini-series contains every core element of a classic story of the mythic Old West: romance, tragedy, courageous and independent yet very human heroes, vicious yet believable villains, plenty of action, and the overall grit and determination of frontier life. These elements are all woven into an enthralling story centered on an epic journey across the American frontier--a cattle drive from Texas to Montana undertaken shortly after the Custer massacre. The movie is extremely faithful (in plot, dialogue, and characterizations) to the excellent novel by Larry McMurtry, and especially benefits from McMurtry's genius at narrative and story construction. What makes the film even better are the truly exceptional performances by the first rate cast, that includes Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Ulrich, and Anjelica Huston, and the great musical score, which won a well-deserved Emmy. This is the kind of film about the Old West that only comes along once in a blue moon, and lovers of Old West stories and movies (as well as real-life cowboys) watch it over and over. In my view, it ranks above even the classics of Western film, including Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Shane--and I love all of those films. Even though it is over six hours long, and technically a TV mini-series, it should be considered a great film.

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