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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 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)
Kerry Wallum ...
 Turner (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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Trivia

Buffalo Hump was a real person, he was the leader of the Comanche nation at the time this takes place. He is most famously known for leading the Great Raid of 1840. In response to the government of the Republic of Texas slaughtering many of the leaders of the Comanche nation under the false pretense of meeting to discuss terms for a treaty, Buffalo Hump lead 400 Comanche warriors and attacked settlements stretching from the plains of west Texas all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is the single largest raid carried out by Native Americans on white cities, and the only Native American raid in Texas to reach all the way to the ocean. See more »

Goofs

There are several firearms throughout the mini-series that should not be there as they didn't exist at the time. Bigfoot Wallace was using a Remington model 1858 rifle, but as the model name indicates that rifle was not available until 1858, Dead Man's Walk takes place in 1842. Several people, including Captain Salazar and Gus, are seen using Colt Walker revolvers, but they were not available until 1847. See more »

Quotes

Captain Salazar: If you had killed me, I would have been martyred. Now I'll merely be disgraced.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994) See more »

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Thrilling Adaptation of Larry McMurtry book
25 June 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a great adaptation of the Larry McMurtry novel. The script follows the novel very closely, which is the number one requirement of any film adaptation of McMurtry's work. McMurtry's dialogue compels readers to fall in love with the characters, so it must be preserved. David Arquette and Jonny Lee Miller are very believable as young versions of Gus McCrae and Woodrow McCall. Arquette has even picked up some of the physical mannerisms that Robert Duvall used earlier in Lonesome Dove. Patricia Childress really captures the role of the tender-hearted young prostitute Mattie Roberts. Eric Schweig is chilling as the dangerous Comanche Chief Buffalo Hump, and the stunt work by Judson Keith Linn when doubling for Schweig is fantastic. The sequence where he rides down one of the Texas Rangers and scalps him from horseback is thrilling and terrifying. An equally terrifying nighttime sequence involves Buffalo Hump chasing down Gus on foot during a lightning storm and spearing him with his lance. The cast is full of noted character actors including Brian Dennehy, Keith Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton, F. Murray Abraham, and Edward James Olmos. Olmos is particularly effective as Mexican Army Captain Salazar. I love this mini-series, but it should not be compared to Lonesome Dove. Every adaptation of McMurtry books is different, using different casts, etc. Don't compare them, just enjoy them!


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