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"Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1993-

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Writers (WGA):
John Wilder (television story)
John Wilder (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 November 1993 (USA) See more »
'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... See more »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Look past the controversy and see a great mini series See more (18 total) »


 (Series Cast [39])

Jon Voight ... Captain Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1993)

Barbara Hershey ... Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1993)

Ricky Schroder ... Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1993)

William Petersen ... Captain Gideon Walker / ... (4 episodes, 1993)

Oliver Reed ... Gregor Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)

Dennis Haysbert ... Jack Jackson (4 episodes, 1993)

Reese Witherspoon ... Ferris Dunnigan (4 episodes, 1993)
Timothy Scott ... Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1993)

Chris Cooper ... July Johnson (4 episodes, 1993)

CCH Pounder ... Sara Pickett (4 episodes, 1993)

Nia Peeples ... Agostina Vega (4 episodes, 1993)
Barry Tubb ... Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1993)

William Sanderson ... Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1993)

Veronica Lauren ... Sally Allen (4 episodes, 1993)

Molly Orr ... Betsy Allen (4 episodes, 1993)

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Isom Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)

David Carpenter ... Needle Nelson (3 episodes, 1993)

León Singer ... Bolivar, Lonesome Dove Cook (3 episodes, 1993)
Jack Caffrey ... Cholo (3 episodes, 1993)

Reginald T. Dorsey ... Isaac Pickett (3 episodes, 1993)

Dylan Baker ... Nigel Winston, Cattleman's Alliance (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)

John Quade ... Martin (3 episodes, 1993)

John Speredakos ... Buck (3 episodes, 1993)
Jane Lind ... Many Tears (2 episodes, 1993)

Adrian Sparks ... Sheriff (2 episodes, 1993)

Nick Searcy ... Raab (2 episodes, 1993)
Chet Carlin ... Karl Swenson - Shopkeeper in Ogalalla / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
Kip Niven ... Doctor (Miles City) (2 episodes, 1993)

Peter Gerety ... Cowboy / ... (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
Mike Robe (1 episode, 1993)
Series Writing credits
John Wilder (1 episode, 1993)

Series Produced by
Suzanne De Passe .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1993)
Dyson Lovell .... executive producer (1 episode, 1993)
Larry Strichman .... coordinating producer (1 episode, 1993)
John Wilder .... executive producer (1 episode, 1993)

Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Art Levinson .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ken Thorne (4 episodes, 1993)
Series Cinematography by
Kees Van Oostrum (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Film Editing by
Corky Ehlers (1 episode, 1993)

Benjamin A. Weissman (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Patricia Norris (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Andrew Bernard (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Patricia Norris (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Mary L. Mastro .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Burt Bluestein .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew M. Flinn .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Michael A. Clark .... carpenter (unknown episodes, 1993)
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... construction foreman (unknown episodes, 1993)
Rom Barkhordar .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Richard Baum .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Chad Branham .... greensperson (unknown episodes)
William G. Davis .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Sean Everett .... property master (unknown episodes)
Drew Pinniger .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Michael Ruby .... painter / signwriter (unknown episodes)
David Storm .... art department P.A./coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Billy King .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1993)

Tim Chilton .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 1993)
Charles J. Bond .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Craig Clark .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kristi Johns .... adr supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Spencer Willard .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 1993)

Scott Garcia .... special effects crew (unknown episodes, 1993)
Terry Erickson .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Mike Menzel .... second unit special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Adam N. White .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Robert G. Willard .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
R.L. Tolbert .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes, 1993)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Billy Joe Fredericks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Daniel .... grip and lighting equipment rental liaison (4 episodes, 1993)

Mitch Byerly .... rigger (unknown episodes)
Willie E. Dawkins .... electrician (unknown episodes)
James A. Earley .... grip (unknown episodes)
Kevin Erb .... best boy grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
David A. Harp .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Bruce McCleery .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Michael A. McFadden .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Chris McNellis .... grip (unknown episodes)
Steven R. Monroe .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey P. Soderberg .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
David J. Thompson .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Betty Ann Conard .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Douglas Wright .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheri Reed .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 1993)
Ronald Leamon .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Christine McLaren .... principal costume maker (unknown episodes)
Lynn Moore .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Jonny Pray .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Marc Pollon .... apprentice editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
William Kidd .... musical director (4 episodes, 1993)
Basil Poledouris .... composer: themes (4 episodes, 1993)
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 1993)

Bobby Muzingo .... additional orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
David Walden Sr. .... driver (4 episodes, 1993)

Andy Boyd .... driver (unknown episodes)
Greg Bronner .... driver (unknown episodes)
Charlie Carpenter .... driver (unknown episodes)
Dennis Milliken .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dana Schisler .... driver (unknown episodes)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: horse truck (unknown episodes)
Lee Stepp .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Mark Zetler .... location manager (4 episodes, 1993)

Nancy Karlin .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1993)
Jeffrey D. Press .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes, 1993)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (unknown episodes)
John Guss .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect consultant (unknown episodes)
Derek Hurd .... key craft service (unknown episodes)
Ron Licari .... armorer / weapons handler (unknown episodes)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Mary Ellen Seaman .... craft service second unit (unknown episodes)
Paige Wilbanks .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Garry Wunderwald .... location scout (unknown episodes)

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322 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Anachronisms: 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?See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Look past the controversy and see a great mini series, 1 August 2013
Author: star_in_the_zenith_79 from United States

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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