Streets of Laredo (1995)

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Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

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 Captain Woodrow Call (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Lorena (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Pea Eye / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Famous Shoes (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Billy Williams (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Joey Garza (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Mox Mox (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Charles Goodnight (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Deputy Ted Plunkert (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Estrella (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Gordo (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Rafael Garza (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Beaulah / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
David S. Cass Sr. ...
 Sheriff Doniphon (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Redfoot (2 episodes, 1999)
Ashley Coe ...
 Claire Parker / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Helen Cates ...
 Susanna Slack (2 episodes, 1999)
Cameron Finley ...
 Ben Parker (2 episodes, 1999)
Emily Courtney ...
 Doobie Plunkert (2 episodes, 1999)
Tony Frank ...
 Sheriff Bob Jekyll (2 episodes, 1999)
Fredrick Lopez ...
 Quick Jimmy Ames / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Jeffrey Meyer ...
 Cowby #3 / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Karen Jones ...
 Cherie (2 episodes, 1999)
Richard Nance ...
 Patrick O'Brien (2 episodes, 1999)
Jill Parker-Jones ...
 Maggie (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Manetu / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Billy Tolson ...
 August Parker (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Gabriela (2 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Wagner ...
 George Parker / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Deputy Tom Johnson (2 episodes, 1999)
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 Calderon Naiche / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it is a long ride to south Texas and the Mexican side of the border, where the past, in the form of Maria Garza, Joey's mother, haunts Call. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Sam Shepard's first wife, O-Lan Jones, appeared in the original Lonesome Dove (1989). See more »

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Judge Roy Bean is killed in this film, and John Wesley Hardin survives. The manner of Bean's death does not conform to historical fact; Bean actually drank himself to death; but his reputation as a "hanging judge" who was hanged outside his own courthouse is a popular legend. However, John Wesley Hardin died in 1895. Judge Roy Bean died eight years later in 1903. See more »

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Blacksmith: Hardin, that boy cost me 50 dollars. That's 50 dollars for the boy and 50 cents for the grave. That's $50.50 you owe me.
John Wesley Hardin: Don't stand there talking nonsense to me while I'm working hard at getting drunk. Just drag your man off behind the sand hill and the big pig will eat him, and save you 50 cents.
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An old Western with ideas!
24 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Streets of Laredo - The sequel to Lonesome Dove

Streets of Laredo has much to offer - a long tale of famous Texas legends - some fictional, like Captain Woodrow F. Call, others real - John Wesley Hardin (played by Randy Quaid) and Judge Roy Bean (played by Ned Beatty).

If you're looking for a film to take you back to the wild, wild West, this one will do. It's a quiet story though, not full of action, as some shoot-em-ups are. Like Lonesome Dove it has heartbreak and pain, and some very quiet humor. Roy Bean and Call have a particularly great scene together, as do the young killer Call is after and John Wesley Hardin.

The story is also full of great ideas, something sorely lacking in most films. Family. Loyalty. Old Age. Change. Eastern values. Western traditions.

And while Sam Shephard has always been a respected actor, he MAKES this movie as he is at the center of one of the oldest conflicts on Earth - what makes a man a man, family or duty. He is so quiet! And so powerful when he does speak. His wife Lorena, played by Sissy Spacek, speaks for him most eloquently. Is she, or is she not THE greatest actor Texas ever produced? Who knew George Carlin could act?

James Garner is genuine, and authentic, as he always is.

The story is full of great characters - who fall away until the principles are left to resolve, or not resolve their conflicts.

The score is haunting, the cinematography is especially beautiful, the story is timeless, which is what one expects from Larry McMurtry.

Enjoy!


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