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Release Date:
12 May 1996 (USA) See more »
In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins See more »
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TRUE Texas History, compressed for drama See more (18 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 36 of 38)

F. Murray Abraham ... Caleb Cobb (3 episodes, 1996)

Keith Carradine ... Bigfoot Wallace (3 episodes, 1996)
Patricia Childress ... Matilda Jane (3 episodes, 1996)

Edward James Olmos ... Captain Salazar (3 episodes, 1996)

Eric Schweig ... Buffalo Hump (3 episodes, 1996)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Shadrach (3 episodes, 1996)

David Arquette ... Augustus McCrae (3 episodes, 1996)

Ray McKinnon ... Long Bill Coleman (3 episodes, 1996)

Tim Blake Nelson ... Johnny Carthage (3 episodes, 1996)

Brad Greenquist ... Kirker (3 episodes, 1996)

Jonathan Joss ... Kicking Wolf (3 episodes, 1996)
Hugo Urrutia ... San Sabe Jefe / ... (3 episodes, 1996)

Jared Rushton ... Wesley Buttons (3 episodes, 1996)
Matt Davison ... Jackie / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
Molly McClure ... Old lady in Austin (3 episodes, 1996)

Jonny Lee Miller ... Woodrow F. Call (3 episodes, 1996)

Kieran Mulroney ... Jimmy Tweed (2 episodes, 1996)
Victor Aaron ... Gomez (2 episodes, 1996)

Rodger Boyce ... 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)

Gretchen Mol ... Maggie (2 episodes, 1996)
Clemente Navarette ... Old Man / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Robert Whipple ... Fast Boy (2 episodes, 1996)
Rutherford Cravens ... Elihu / ... (2 episodes, 1996)

Grant James ... Joe Nibbs (2 episodes, 1996)

Bert Roberts ... General Lloyd (2 episodes, 1996)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Bes Das (2 episodes, 1996)

Julius Tennon ... Sam (2 episodes, 1996)
Craig Carter ... Texas Ranger (2 episodes, 1996)

Jennifer Garner ... Clara Forsythe (2 episodes, 1996)
Jack Vaden ... Cowboy (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
Yves Simoneau (3 episodes, 1996)
Series Writing credits
Larry McMurtry (3 episodes, 1996)
Diana Ossana (3 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Frank Q. Dobbs .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Larry Levinson .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Joe Lunne .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Larry McMurtry .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)
Diana Ossana .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1996)

Suzanne De Passe .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
David Bell (3 episodes, 1996)
Series Cinematography by
Edward J. Pei (3 episodes, 1996)
Series Film Editing by
Michael D. Ornstein (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Casting by
Lynn Kressel (1 episode, 1996)
Series Production Design by
Jerry Wanek (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Art Direction by
John Bucklin (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Carla Curry (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Makeup Department
David Atherton .... make-up and hair design (1 episode, 1996)

Doug Cress .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey S. Farley .... prosthetic conceptual designer (unknown episodes)
Shelly Hutchins .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Robin Jacobs .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Selina Jayne .... key makeup artist: second unit (unknown episodes)
Robert Lattin .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Ann Nick .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Clinton Wayne .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mary Church .... production manager (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Cass Jr. .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1996)
David S. Cass Sr. .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1996)

Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joel DeLoach .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Eddie Fickett .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Cary Gordon .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Curtis Akin .... property master (unknown episodes)
Paul Balelo .... lead man (unknown episodes)
James Barth .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Dean R. Brown .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Everett Chase .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Richard Davis .... head scenic (unknown episodes)
Vicki Dittemore .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes)
Robert Hooker .... specialty props (unknown episodes)
Kayla Koeber .... construction buyer (unknown episodes)
David McQuade .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Scott Thomas .... props (unknown episodes)
Terri Wright .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jim Moore .... adr recordist (2 episodes, 1996)

Tim Chilton .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 1996)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Jeff Erdmann .... sound utility (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Ken Willingham .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Lyn Caudle .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Steve Krieger .... special effects: second unit (unknown episodes)
Bob Shelley .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Anthony Steele .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Scott Thomas .... second unit special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Bob Trevino .... special effects best boy (unknown episodes)
John Paul Wiggins .... special effects p.a. (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Stephen Bridgewater .... stunts (1 episode, 1996)
Robert Whipple .... stunts (1 episode, 1996)

David Alvarado .... utility stunts (unknown episodes, 1996)
Dennis Alvarado .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Brown .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Loren Cuny .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robbie Dunn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie Gonzales .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cody Haynes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lance Haynes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Clay M. Lilley .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Juddson Keith Linn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cruz Maldonaldo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Metcalf .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jay Michaelson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Shepard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Stephens .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jerry Wills .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Farr .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1996)
Glade Quinn .... grip (3 episodes, 1996)
Paul Schmidt .... second unit: best boy grip (3 episodes, 1996)

David Chameides .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Louis Cicero .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Sal Coniglio .... first assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Samuel Fischer .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ed Giovanni .... first assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Bob Greene .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Greg Hewett .... key grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Jerry Hill .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Christopher Keen .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Kevin Kennedy .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
John Raymer .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Vince Rodriguez .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Scott Smith .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
James Sprattley .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: Texas (unknown episodes)
Kelly Frazier .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Richard Futch .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lizz Wolf .... key costumer (2 episodes, 1996)

Donna Barrish .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Naillon Joan Cass .... set costumer: second unit (unknown episodes)
Holly Davis .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Stanley Moore .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Jeff Transki .... wardrobe shop coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Devon Greene .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Lori Slomka .... music editor (3 episodes, 1996)
Series Transportation Department
Antonio Molina .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Joaquin Jackson .... security coordinator (unknown episodes, 1996)
Paul Apodaca .... technical advisor (unknown episodes)
Catfish .... location manager: second unit (unknown episodes)
Michael Charske .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Fernando Cubillas .... assistant: Edward James Olmos (unknown episodes)
Eula Doonkeen .... dialogue: American Indian (unknown episodes)
Billy L. 'Butch' Frank .... wrangler (unknown episodes)
Brian Gordon .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Jill Gurr .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Matthew Klipper .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Phil Kramer .... art direction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lincoln Lageson .... set production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jack Lilley .... head wrangler (unknown episodes)
Karl Luthan .... technical advisor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Matsukawa .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lisa Middag .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
Molly Murray .... assistant: Mr. Levinson (unknown episodes)
Libby O'Shea .... accounting clerk (unknown episodes)
Kathie Redmond .... co-location manager (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Schulze .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Doug Seus .... trainer and owner, Bart The Bear (unknown episodes)
C.G. Thornsternson .... owner and trainer, Harvey Wallbanger (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Wolf .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience
272 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Finland:K-11 | Germany:12 | USA:PG-13
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
Bill:Me, I'll shoot myself in the head if I got time.
Bigfoot Wallace:Well, that could go wrong, too. Don't be sticking no gun in your mouth unless it's a shotgun.
Augustus McCrae:Why not? It's hard to miss your head with a gun in your mouth.
Bigfoot Wallace:No, it ain't. That bullet could ricochet off a tooth... come out your ear. You'd be still healthy enough to torture for a week. You shove the butt of a gun against your eyeball... and pull. Now, that's sure. Then if some squaw comes along and chews your privates, you won't know the difference.
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Follows "Lonesome Dove" (1989)See more »


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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
TRUE Texas History, compressed for drama, 12 June 2001
Author: tron-12 from United States

While the previous comments praise the actors' style and likeness in terms of their forebears (Jones and Duvall), this movie is a pleasure to watch by way of the incredible scenery and the presence of several veteran character actors like Harry Dean Stanton, Keith Carradine, and the always awesome, Edward James Olmos. Fans of "O Brother Where Art Thou" will be pleased to see Ray McKinnon and Tim Blake Nelson featured prominently. I also noticed all of the previous comments were written by Yankees, so I might point out that the landscapes are a bit flawed (albeit beautiful) in terms of Texas-New Mexico geography. I've been to all of the places described in the book... believe me, most of West Texas is flatter than they let on! The sunsets are accurate, as are the rocky buttes, but they're using the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend region as the backdrop for most of the film, and that's a bit of a stretch. If you ever want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in West Texas, visit there sometime. The real places they traveled weren't always so pretty. I found that the actors didn't seem to be struggling for food and water as much as the characters in the book. Survival (man vs. nature) is a big part of the novel, and doesn't feature too prominently here. I kept getting hungry and thirsty while reading it! McMurtry mixes in a lot of real events with the narrative. You might think this stuff is fiction... it's not! Bigfoot Wallace was a real character and was known to have done many of the things this character experiences. The real Bigfoot survived to tell the tales as a seasoned old fart. The Santa Fe expedition is real.. and what happens to them is real. The Comanches as the lords of the plains? You bet! The were the kings of the Llano Estacado for 200 years. Buffalo Hump was real Comanche chief... his real name, Hard Penis, was too much for 19th century Texans so they gave him the new moniker. The descriptions of torture? McMurtry uses real sources.. he doesn't have to make this stuff up to be shocking... it really happened! The timeline is a bit compressed for drama, but the Texans of the 1840's lived this stuff. The Black Bean drawing is also real, but it happened in Saltillo Mexico and 17 guys drew black.

For a dose of Texas History, you can't beat Dead Man's Walk. Read the book! But don't be afraid to read James Haley's "Texas: From Frontier to Spindletop". It's the real deal and includes just as much gore, drama, and adventure.

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