Dead Man's Walk (1996)

TV Mini-Series  |  PG-13  |   |  Western
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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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 Caleb Cobb (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Matilda Jane (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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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 »

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Bill: If i eat another plate of beans, I'll float back to Austin.
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Great Prequel to "Lonesome Dove"
27 January 1999 | by (Calgary, Canada) – See all my reviews

In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove" based on the book by Larry McMurtry, we find a young Woodrow Call and Augustus Macrae just starting out as Texas Rangers and beginning to become men.

David Arquette is fantastic as the young Macrae and really captures the gestures and mannerisms that Robert Duvall put too such good use in Lonesome Dove. I was very impressed with his performance and had no trouble believing that he was the young Gus Macrae.

Johnny Lee Miller does not fare as well as the young Woodrow Call and it is hard to believe that this is the character that Tommy Lee Jones played in the original as there is little that ties their acting styles to the same role.

Visually, this is quite well done and comes the closest to Lonesome Dove in grittiness and open plain shots. The young Rangers are surrounded by eccentric characters played with great aplomb by the likes of Brian Dennehy, F.Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton and Edward James Olmos.

Strong acting throughout and a crackling good story hilight this worthy sequel and it makes a fine addition to the lore that is Lonesome Dove.


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