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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Trivia

While most of the characters in this are fictional, William "Bigfoot" Wallace was a real person, he is one of the most famous real life Texas Rangers. In real life he survived the "Black Bean Incident" and went on to command his own unit of Texas Rangers. He later participated in the Mexican-American War Battle of Monterrey and the Comanche Wars. During the Civil War he helped defend the Texan frontier against Comanche attacks. He actually survived all these battles and died of natural causes in 1899 at the age of 82. 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

Long Bill Coleman: If i eat another plate of beans, I'll float back to Austin.
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Connections

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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