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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 Judge Roy Bean (3 episodes, 1999)
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 John Weley Hardin / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Famous Shoes (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Ned Brookshire / ... (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 Goodknight / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Tristan Tait ...
 Deputy Ted Plunkert (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Estrella (3 episodes, 1999)
James Victor ...
 Gordo (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Maria Garza (3 episodes, 1999)
Julio Carreon-Reyes ...
 Rafael Garza (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Teresa 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)
Angelina Torres ...
 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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Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo  »

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James Garner and Sissy Spacek were previously offered the roles of Garrett Breedlove and Emma Horton in Terms of Endearment (1983), also adapted from a Larry McMurtry novel. 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 »

Quotes

[flashback where Mox Mox is about to burn Lorena and a boy]
Mox Mox: This is gonna make you burn hotter. I'm gonna burn you first, so you don't have to hear that little boy holler.
[Blue Duck arrives and fires a shot in the air]
Blue Duck: What do you think you're doing?
Mox Mox: I'm gonna burn that blue-eyed whore! I don't see what business that is o' yours.
Blue Duck: She's my whore. That what business it is of mine. And you ain't burnin' her. Not today.
Mox Mox: Why not, by God?
Blue Duck: Because she's my bait, by God. The old ranger McCrae will come ...
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Possibly James Garner's best role
1 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Garner (to me) is the king of flippancy. He always has a cute answer or some nonchalant way of handling things.

I saw this after Dead Man's Walk and before Lonesome Dove. I had not read the books, so I feel my take on the acting is not jaded by expectations.

On first glance I felt the part was weak. Then, after seeing Lonesome Dove and Return to Lonesome Dove, I realized that Garner did right by the part of Woodruff Call. I have never seen him so serious or non-contrived. Even his voice had that slight whine that Tommy Lee Jones had. John Voight had it to an extreme.

On second watching I could see the loose ends that were tied, so I was pretty happy overall. I am not sure why such an inaccuracy as Judge Bean dying "not according to history" was allowed.

For the record, this movie is second to Dead Man's Walk and a tad above Lonesome Dove. I hate to stomp on those that think LD was the greatest mini-series ever made. I did enjoy it, but had to have some extra coffee to stay awake. That was not the case with Laredo or Dead Man's Walk.


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