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Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)

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'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 »

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Complete series cast summary:
 Captain Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1993)
 Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
 Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1993)
 Captain Gideon Walker / ... (4 episodes, 1993)
 Gregor Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)
 Jack Jackson (4 episodes, 1993)
 Ferris Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)
Timothy Scott ...
 Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1993)
 July Johnson (4 episodes, 1993)
 Sara Pickett (4 episodes, 1993)
 Agostina Vega (4 episodes, 1993)
 Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1993)
 Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1993)
 Sally Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
 Betsy Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
 Isom Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)
 Needle Nelson (3 episodes, 1993)
 Bolivar, Lonesome Dove Cook (3 episodes, 1993)
Jack Caffrey ...
 Cholo (3 episodes, 1993)
 Isaac Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)
Colin Fox ...
 Lord Henry (3 episodes, 1993)
Steven Mayville ...
 Sheriff Ben Rainey of Miles City (3 episodes, 1993)
Thomas J. Perlman ...
 Jim Rainey (3 episodes, 1993)
Richard Slaughter ...
 Allen O'Brien (3 episodes, 1993)
Jamar Curtis ...
 Nathan (3 episodes, 1993)
Maria Owens ...
 Lizzie Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)
Angelina Cormier ...
 Juana, Carlos' Mother (3 episodes, 1993)
Jeff O'Haco ...
 Carlos - Head Vaquero (3 episodes, 1993)
Slobodan Guerra ...
 Miguel (3 episodes, 1993)
Bendigo Quade ...
 Martin (3 episodes, 1993)
 Martin (3 episodes, 1993)
 Buck (3 episodes, 1993)
Jane Lind ...
 Many Tears (2 episodes, 1993)
 Sheriff (2 episodes, 1993)
 Raab (2 episodes, 1993)
Chet Carlin ...
 Karl Swenson - Shopkeeper in Ogalalla / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
Kip Niven ...
 Doctor (Miles City) (2 episodes, 1993)
 Cowboy / ... (2 episodes, 1993)


'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 and Gideon Walker. Gideon hires Agostina Vega and Mexican Cowboys to run the Mustangs. Call leaves the drive for Nebraska and runs into Cherokee Jack and a group of Indians, which almost costs him his life. In Montana, Newt and Jasper get into a shoot out in the local bar and wind up in jail. The odds of them surviving the lynch mob are slim until Dunnegan has them freed. Newt had rescued his wife, Ferris, from a band of cattle rustlers and Dunnegan was thankful. However, Newt and Jasper will have to work for Dunnegan to keep their freedom. Newt has mixed emotions about working for Dunnegan who helps him in any way, because he also has respect for Call - who may or may not be his true father. Dunnegan has big plans for his cattle and the future. Those plans do not include those who do not throw in ... Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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14 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Návrat do Osamelé Holubice  »

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Did You Know?


Tommy Lee Jones declined to reprise his role so he could appear in The Fugitive (1993). That role had originally been offered to Jon Voight, who turned it down when he found out that Jones was not going to reprise his role in this film, a part Voight wanted to play. Jones got Voight's role in "The Fugitive" and Voight got Jones' role in this film. See more »


Woodrow's suspender length-adjusters are of the modern chrome-plated type. See more »


Ferris Dunnigan: Did you ever want anything so bad you'd do anything to get it?
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Follows Lonesome Dove (1989) See more »

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on a second viewing, not so disappointing after all
7 August 1999 | by (austin, texas) – See all my reviews

The first time around, I was so shocked not to see Robert and Tommy, all that could go through my mind was how bad this production must be.

The second time around, after i had had a little talk with myself, i snapped on reality. If i wanted to watch Lonesome Dove, all i had to do was go buy the video. (strangely, i had already bought the video and worn the cassette out, but guys can get so focused on trivia).

This is not Lonesome Dove, this is a new story with new actors and actresses faced with a chore greater than good acting. They have to live with Lonesome Dove, the greatest mini in history. And they have to tell us a new story.

Now, I don't have the nerve of Jon or Barbara, i would never have tried it, but they did. And they did a damn fine job.

The second time i watched this mini, i enjoyed it a lot. As well as a chance to think of old friends, i got to meet new ones. And it was a good tale, told in a good way. It may not totally get to Lonesome Dove standards, BUT WHAT DOES?? If we measure everything against Lonesome Dove, we could throw away our tv's. And to be fair, if we measure everything else against Return to Lonesome Dove, we might not throw our tv's away, we would just unplug them for the evening.

I liked it. It is a good mini. I hope you each will watch it twice. The second time, you might just enjoy it. Robert and Tommy will not mind, I promise.

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