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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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1996  
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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Jonny Lee Miller plays a role previously played by Jon Voight in the unofficial sequel Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). At the time of this film's broadcast, Miller was married to Voigt's daughter Angelina Jolie Pitt. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Salazar: I am slmost out of ammunition. If you send us back with no horses and no bullets, Gomez will kill all of us.
Major: Ask that priest for a prayer. If he's a good priest, his prayers might be better than bullets or horses.
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Followed by Comanche Moon (2008) See more »

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Series as flat as the book.
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dead Man's Walk is a series based on the book of the same name by Larry McMurtry. I've read the book and found it to be OK, if a little flat. At just over 500 pages Larry doesn't get into characterization like he did in Lonesome Dove. Where we would get entire pages dedicated to back stories of characters, he merely gives us a paragraph here and there.

The series has a good cast except for one glaring short-coming; David Arquette cast as Gus McCrae. To me that would be akin to casting Chris Rock as Jules in a prequel to Pulp Fiction. The story itself is very interesting but what happens in detail is not so much. The entire first hour of the movie is almost pointless. Other than introducing the great Indian warrior's Buffalo Hump and Kicking Wolf, there really isn't anything that is that important, both in the book and in the series. McMurtry really likes killing off people in the Lonesome Dove saga doesn't he? Don't expect much in terms of emotional sine waves, it just isn't going to happen. It's a decent movie but not very memorable.


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