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 <>

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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 »


Gideon Walker: [to Woodrow] I'd forgotten how truly perverse you can be.
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Much better than you'd think.
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me say first off that I am a huge fan of the original series Lonesome Dove and the book it was based from. I have put off watching this sequel for the better part of 10 years due to the bad reviews I'd heard about it. If Tommy Lee Jones wasn't playing Capt. Call I didn't see the point. If Larry McMurtry wasn't involved why should I care? How wrong I was.

This is in so many ways a worthy sequel to Lonesome Dove, maybe even more so than the dark mood of Streets Of Laredo. The story, acting, production, cinematography are all top-notch. Of course the script isn't as colorful as Lonesome Dove but it has it's moments. And, much to my surprise, there are bits of Lonesome Done in this series; the relationship between July and Clara, completely dismissed in the prequel, is brought up here almost identical to the book, a most welcome surprise. The story isn't all roses, it has it's surprises too. By far the biggest surprise is Jon Voight's interpretation of Capt. Call. While not a direct copy of Tommy Lee Jones' his is both faithful and unique to Voight's credit. The cast is fantastic all across the board, and I don't think Rick Schroeder has done a better job of acting than in this series. Oliver Reed practically steals the show here, he is superb in a role that makes you care for his character as equally as you hate him.

It is worth it to watch this if you haven't due to bad criticisms, especially that the DVD is so affordable (I got the 2-disc set for $10.99, you can probably find it cheaper). It is in no way the disappointment that Dead Man's Walk turned out (well, it was for me). And MCMurtry was involved with that one!

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