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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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 Caleb Cobb (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Bigfoot Wallace (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Matilda Jane (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Captain Salazar (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Buffalo Hump (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Shadrach (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Augustus McCrae (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Long Bill Coleman (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Johnny Carthage (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Kirker (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Kicking Wolf (3 episodes, 1996)
Hugo Urrutia ...
 San Sabe Jefe / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Wesley Buttons (3 episodes, 1996)
Matt Davison ...
 Jackie / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
Molly McClure ...
 Old lady in Austin (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Woodrow F. Call (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Jimmy Tweed (2 episodes, 1996)
Victor Aaron ...
 Gomez (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Clara's father (2 episodes, 1996)
Manuel Calderon ...
 General Dimasio (2 episodes, 1996)
Eula Doonkeen ...
 Buffalo Hump's grandmother (2 episodes, 1996)
Gary Fuentes ...
 Salazar's army man (2 episodes, 1996)
Marc Miles ...
 Sam Douglas (2 episodes, 1996)
Toby Metcalf ...
 Blackie Sdel / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Eugene Montes ...
 Joe / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Maggie (2 episodes, 1996)
Clemente Navarette ...
 Old Man / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Robert Whipple ...
 Fast Boy (2 episodes, 1996)
Rutherford Cravens ...
 Elihu / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Joe Nibbs (2 episodes, 1996)
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 General Lloyd (2 episodes, 1996)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
 Bes Das (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Sam (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Clara Forsythe (2 episodes, 1996)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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12 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Larry McMurtry's Dead Man's Walk  »

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The expedition that this film centers around, while containing fictional characters, is based on a real expedition ordered by President of Texas Mirabeau Lamar to annex New Mexico to the Republic of Texas in 1841. The use of black and white beans to decide who to execute and who to spare is borrowed the Mier expedition, which took place the following year. See more »

Quotes

Long Bill Coleman: I wish I still had my harmonica. It's dreary out here without no tunes.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) See more »

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Keith Carradine was Simply Terrific
26 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I've watched this movie about 4 times, and really enjoyed the personifications of these historic characters (albeit apocryphal).

Johnny Lee Miller and David Arquette are very convincing as Gus and Woodrow. The most memorable performance is easily that of Keith Carradine. He portrayed Bigfoot Wallace, a larger than life frontiersman, who actually outlived the firing squad at Saltillo, in a clever, poetic and humorous way. The only downer of the movie, is the same with any and all Larry McMurthy films: they're depressing as hell! Death, tragedy and sufferin'! And as with all of his films, the conquering will of the human spirit shines through. A fine example of a Western film.


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