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 Captain Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Captain Gideon Walker / ... (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Gregor Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Jack Jackson (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Ferris Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1993)
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 July Johnson (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Sara Pickett (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Agostina Vega (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Sally Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Betsy Allen (4 episodes, 1993)
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 Isom Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Needle Nelson (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Bolivar, Lonesome Dove Cook (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Cholo (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Isaac Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)
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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)
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 Martin (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Buck (3 episodes, 1993)
Jane Lind ...
 Many Tears (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Sheriff (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Raab (2 episodes, 1993)
Chet Carlin ...
 Karl Swenson - Shopkeeper in Ogalalla / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Doctor (Miles City) (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Cowboy / ... (2 episodes, 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 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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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 »

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Saddle stirrup leathers are equipped with "Blevins" buckles, which were not brought into use until the mid-1900's. See more »

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Clara Allen: For a dull man, Woodrow manages to stir up a heap of trouble.
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Look past the controversy and see a great mini series
1 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you get right down to it, could a mini series really have worse circumstances surrounding it and carry the burdens Return to Lonesome Dove does? Not only is it a sequel to a timeless classic like Lonesome Dove thus having a hard act like that to follow, but its also not written by the original author and is disliked by the original author to boot. That's a tall order for any story.

But amazingly, Return to Lonesome Dove is up to that challenge. That is if you look past all the controversy and the fact that its not written by McMurtry, if you do you will see a very rich and entertaining mini series. It stays true to McMurtry's characters, Captain Call, Clara Allen, and Pea Eye are all the same. Newt's growth as a character evolves nicely and believably for a young man growing up on his own. The new characters are compelling and believable and they interact seamlessly with the familiar ones from Lonesome Dove. The storyline itself is believable and riveting as well. Its not Lonesome Dove, but its well worth watching and a worthy successor.

Its a great pity that McMurtry denounced this movie as being non canon, for in my humble opinion it is superior to his own sequel offering of Streets of Laredo, a book that was depressing almost to the point of being unreadable. Don't get me wrong, I'll always be grateful to McMurtry for Lonesome Dove and have the utmost respect for him, great author, but he does the fans of his story something of a disservice by denouncing the sequel mini series. I suggest overlooking him just this once. You will miss out on another great story if you don't.


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