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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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'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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Woodrow's suspender length-adjusters are of the modern chrome-plated type. 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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OK as it's own Western but a tremendous letdown being called a sequel to the finest Western of all time
21 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Lonesome Dove", which originally debuted on television in 1989, although a television miniseries, remains the finest Western to ever hit the medium in my opinion. Despite a really long running time of six hours, the miniseries had fantastic acting, great writing, beautiful cinematography and scenery, and some of the most likable characters you could imagine in a Western film. It was deservedly a huge success with audiences and critics, and many miniseries which followed tried to imitate its success and all of them failed. Due to it's popularity a sequel was almost obvious, but this sequel seems like it was a very rushed production, and seems to forget about everything that made the original so exceptional, especially the exclusion of Larry McMurtry and Tommy Lee Jones. That's right Jones does not return as Call here. He instead decided to star in "The Fugitive" the same year, a smart decision as that film won him an Oscar, and he is replaced by John Voight this time around. (Voight was also offered Jones role in The Fugitive, but when he found out Jones declined to reprise his role here he quickly accepted, turning the other part down, the actors basically switched roles.) The story picks up where the original ended, and after that it's a basic, and basically boring retread of the original. If you want to see a few familiar faces from the original miniseries rest assured a few do return. Ricky Schroder is back as Newt, though his character here is more irritating and uninteresting, whereas he was likable with Gus and Woodrow in the original. Chris Cooper returns as July, and his role should have really been an un-credited cameo, as he is given very little to do over a six-hour period. William Sanderson and Barry Tubb also reprise their roles from the original. Replacements or substitutes for the original's characters are Barbara Hershey, replacing Anjelica Huston as Clara. Though she does give it her best, Huston nailed the part to perfection the first time around, and the chemistry between her and the original cast could not be beat. Hershey and Voight are OK together, but she seems more like she is doing a poor imitation of Huston rather than putting a fresh, new spin on the character and it just doesn't work. Oscar-winner Lou Gossett Jr. goes along for the ride, I guess as a substitute for Danny Glover's Deets in the original. Gossett never seemed to find anything worthy of his talent after winning the Oscar for "An Officer and a Gentleman", and that is also evident here. It's a sad waste of his fine talent, and even though he tries, he cannot compare with Glover from the original. Voight does OK as Woodrow but Tommy Lee perfected the role, giving a miraculous performance. Voight pales in comparison, despite good effort. Reese Witherspoon also gives one of her earliest performances here, and her character is so bland an underdeveloped she is essentially wasted. The cinematography and scenery is OK here, but nowhere near as good as the first, which is what made it, I think the finest Western of our time. The story lags and never really gains any momentum, whereas the original in spite of being six-hours never made me wonder when it was going to end because I loved every single minute of it. This is really an unofficial sequel because at the time, Larry McMurtry was writing a novel sequel to the original entitled "Streets of Laredo", which would also be adapted as a miniseries two years later. By not having his involvement this sequel suffers tremendously, and totally contradicts the entire Lonesome Dove series in general, as according to McMurtry none of these events ever really happened in accordance to the time-line of his book series. Overall despite good efforts from the cast, some fine cinematography and scenery, this miniseries is way too slow, and suffers in comparison with its fine predecessor. Of course I am sure they knew it would be nowhere near as good as the first when they made it, but the end result could have been much better than this.


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