Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.
1,643 ( 146)

On Disc

at Amazon




Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 22 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After returning to civilian life as a Texas rancher, Captain Lance Deakin fends off attacks from former members of his unit as he struggles to uncover the truth of what he did as a soldier ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Millhone
Stars: Riley Smith, Willa Ford, Barry Corbin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The life of a successful professional woman turns chaotic when her boyfriend accidentally reveals on TV a highly personal secret about her.

Director: Charles Matthau
Stars: Estella Warren, Christian Kane, Michael Weatherly
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The rise and fall of the Enron company, as seen from the perspective of employee Brian Cruver, based on his book.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Christian Kane, Shannon Elizabeth, Cameron Bancroft
Rescue 77 (TV Series 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Follow the professional and personal lives of paramedics in Los Angeles, California.

Stars: Victor Browne, Christian Kane, Marjorie Monaghan
Comanche Moon (2008)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

Stars: Steve Zahn, Ryan Merriman, Keith Robinson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming ... See full summary »

Director: Terrence Martin
Stars: Crispin Glover, Clayne Crawford, Michele Santopietro
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The action-packed, tough life of an agent including a chained down interrogation.

Director: Timothy Hutton
Stars: Christian Kane, Silas Weir Mitchell, Drew Powell
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1868 Kansas, a Lakota Sioux warrior stubbornly refuses to free the 2 white women he kidnapped, triggering a war between his tribe and General Custer's rescuing troops.

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Janine Turner, Jean Louisa Kelly, Patrick Bergin
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the perfectly normal town of Louisville, KY, there is a perfectly normal man living the perfect life. David Dailey is a man who has it all: A great career, a community that adores him, ... See full summary »

Director: Stu Pollard
Stars: Gil Bellows, Jennifer Westfeldt, Christian Kane
Hide (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A modern day Bonnie and Clyde - with a twist - that follows two lovers down a path of destruction, mayhem, and murder as they live in a world where it is acceptable to take whatever they want with murderous consequences.

Director: K.C. Bascombe
Stars: Rachel Miner, Christian Kane, Polly Shannon
Close to Home (2005–2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise, David James Elliott
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After being forced years before to abandon his wife and daughter, a man finds himself risking his life.

Director: Nick Stagliano
Stars: Robert Patrick, Hal Holbrook, Jared Acosta


Series cast summary:
Joseph M. Marshall ...
 Old Indian / ... 6 episodes, 2005
 Older Dog Star 4 episodes, 2005
 Older Jacob Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Ricardo Andres ...
 Artillery Major / ... 4 episodes, 2005
 Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 3 episodes, 2005
 Clara Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Sheila Tousey ...
 Older Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
 Older Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
 Red Cloud 3 episodes, 2005
 White Crow 3 episodes, 2005
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ...
 Sleeping Bear 3 episodes, 2005
 Bluebird / ... 3 episodes, 2005
 Loved by The Buffalo / ... 2 episodes, 2005
 Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 2005
 General George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 2005
 Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 2005
Sage Galesi ...
 Ezra / ... 2 episodes, 2005
 Enoch Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Maureen Thomas ...
 Margaret Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Benjamin Smoke ...
 Abraham High Wolf / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Morris Birdyellowhead ...
 Good Shield 2 episodes, 2005
Summer Rae Birdyellowhead ...
 Margaret Light Shines Wheeler, 8 yrs / ... 2 episodes, 2005


An epic tale of two figures during the American colonization of the west, one white and the other Native American. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble. Written by rmlohner

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:





Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In den Westen  »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


(6 parts)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The title of the series is also the title of the Oscar-winning original song by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, which features in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In that film Sean Astin', who plays 'Martin Jarrett' here, stars as 'Samwise Gamgee'. See more »


Drunken Mountain Man: Fine looking squaw, ain't she? She got a good looking daughter too. I wouldn't mind making her acquaintance. Might even take me a bath. I never known an Injun gal do wash like her. Her husband must have clean britches everyday. Twice on Sunday. You don't need britches.
Thunder Heart Woman: Move on.
Drunken Mountain Man: Bet you ain't wearing none under that skirt. We're just gonna have to find out.
[Jacob reaches out and grabs ThunderHeart Woman's wrist]
Drunken Mountain Man: Easy there, partner. Mind that scattergun, friend. She knows how to use it.
Jacob Jr.: Just get...
See more »


References The Last of the Mohicans (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The next best mini series that I ever saw
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just finished seeing the final installment of the mini series "Into The West", and I was quite taken with the Indian nation was treated as a whole. As in any mini series, there will always be some fiction, but now I have a new appreciation for the way the Indian nations were treated as a people. My wife is part Cherokee, and a mixture of everything else, but my heart went out to the Lakota people, and to the entire Indian nation for the way they were treated by the white race. These were a race of very simple people, who just wanted to be left alone, but progress and greed got in their way, and this mini series made me sick that we could do this to any human being. I wish I could turn back the hands of time, because I would fight on their side against my own people, simply because these are probably the only honest people in this country. The one thing that did come out of this series is the dishonesty of our own government, we make an agreement, then we break it because it serves a purpose.

35 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 78 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page