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"Dead Man's Walk" (1996) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1996-

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Dead Man's Walk: Season 1: Episode 3 -- McCrae, Call, and the remaining survivors are forced to march the "Jornada del Muerto" -- the "Dead Man's Walk" -- to El Paso, where many men, both Mexican and Texan alike, die from the brutal journey.
Dead Man's Walk: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Colonel Cobb's ambition to annex Sante Fe is thwarted by a series of disasters, ranging from dust storms and prairie fires, to attacking Indians and the Mexican army.
Dead Man's Walk: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Set in the Texas Republic in the early 1840s, a time in which three cultures—Anglo, Hispanic, and Comanche—were in furious conflict over the same harsh land, we are introduced to Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call, the heroes of LONESOME DOVE.
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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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 (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 (unknown episodes)
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
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 (unknown episodes)
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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Followed by "Comanche Moon" (2008)See more »


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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
True to the book, 16 April 2001
Author: Ralpho from United States

The author of the book "Dead Man's Walk" also wrote the screenplay for this film, which is obvious when one sees how closely the film adheres to the book. Although I have read the book in question, it didn't curtail my enjoyment of the movie.

One notices how closely the young actors portraying Gus McRae and Woodrow Call (David Arquette and Johny Lee Miller) resemble older versions of the same characters as actualized by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. My guess is that making that resemblance a fact was of paramount importance to the filmmakers, as the primary audience for "Dead Man's Walk" has already seen "Lonesome Dove" and would be disappointed if Arquette's performance didn't recall Duvall's and Miller's work wasn't reminiscent of Jones'.

Although it may have been primarily a marketing decision, the strong resemblance between young and old Gus and Call works for me and, oddly enough, binds the two miniseries together.

May we now see a miniseries based on McMurtry's second prequel, "Comanche Moon"?

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