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Release Date:
25 June 2006 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Print Miller feels guilty about inheriting his nephew's mother's house and partners up with him to drive horses for sale in an eventful journey. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 37 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Philosophic Western See more (88 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [16])

Robert Duvall ... Prentice Ritter (2 episodes, 2006)

Thomas Haden Church ... Tom Harte (2 episodes, 2006)

Greta Scacchi ... Nola Johns (2 episodes, 2006)

Chris Mulkey ... Big Ears (2 episodes, 2006)

Rusty Schwimmer ... Big Rump Kate (2 episodes, 2006)

Gwendoline Yeo ... Sun Foy 'aka' #3 (2 episodes, 2006)

Scott Cooper ... Gilpin (2 episodes, 2006)

Valerie Tian ... Ging Wa 'aka' #5 (2 episodes, 2006)

Olivia Cheng ... Ye Fung 'aka' #4 (2 episodes, 2006)

Jadyn Wong ... Ghee Moon 'aka' #1 (2 episodes, 2006)
Donald Fong ... Lung Hay (2 episodes, 2006)

Peter Skagen ... Colonial Bartender / ... (2 episodes, 2006)

Caroline Chan ... Mai Ling 'aka' #2 (2 episodes, 2006)

James Russo ... Captain Billy Fender (2 episodes, 2006)

Andrew Tomarin ... Loop (2 episodes, 2006)
Dave Trimble ... Dink Yeatman (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Walter Hill (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Alan Geoffrion (2 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Stanley M. Brooks .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Carliner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Duvall .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Frislev .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Damian Ganczewski .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Alan Geoffrion .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Walter Hill .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Chad Oakes .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Ronald Parker .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Rob Sorcher .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Christina Wayne .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Vlad Wolynetz .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Original Music by
David Mansfield (2 episodes, 2006)
Van Dyke Parks (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Freeman A. Davies (2 episodes, 2006)
Phil Norden (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting by
Heike Brandstatter (2 episodes, 2006)
Barbara Fiorentino (2 episodes, 2006)
Rebecca Mangieri (2 episodes, 2006)
Wendy Weidman (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Ken Rempel (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Ives (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Paul Healy (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Wendy Partridge (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tania El Zahr .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Penny Thompson .... department head hairstylist (2 episodes, 2006)
Sharon Toohey .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Debbie Vandelaar .... department head makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Ian R. Smith .... unit production manager (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Art Department
Andy Robertson .... assistant art direction (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin Howard .... supervising sound editor / supervising sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Tezber .... visual effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Stunts
Dwight Beard .... stunt wagon driver (2 episodes, 2006)
Guy Bews .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Mark Stewart .... lead stunt double (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Archie Kan .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2006)
Carey Toner .... a camera/steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2006)
Jackie Lind .... casting: Calgary (2 episodes, 2006)
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Morley .... assistant costume designer (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Tom Chen .... publicity consultant (2 episodes, 2006)
JJ Osbun .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Thanks
Adam Price .... very special thanks (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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184 min (2 parts)
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Trivia:
This title was a 2 hour movie in the beginning, but AMC wanted to develop an original series, so they make it longer (from the book "Dificult Men: behind the scenes of a creative revolution" by Brett Martin).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the end of part 1 after #4 was raped, Tom shoots the rapist's thumbs off. First, he aims at the rapist's right hand, and the hand shown with an exploding thumb is a left hand. Then when Tom aims at the man's left hand, the exploding thumb is on a right hand.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Harte:[after killing the man who stole from them, Harte returns to find his uncle teaching the girls English] So I went and got our horses and our money... had to stretch a fella... and you start a finishing school for Chinese girls.See more »
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71 out of 89 people found the following review useful.
Philosophic Western, 26 June 2006
Author: boblipton from New York City

How does an honest man make his way in a corrupt world? Walter Hill has been investigating this question since his days as a screenwriter, with a couple of stopovers in Dashiell Hammett country (his dauntingly unsuccessful version of Hammet's RED HARVEST, filmed as LAST MAN STANDING), comedies (48 HOURS), but here, in this leisurely western, he has found a perfect vehicle for this problem, and the right actor for the role in the ever-watchable Robert Duvall. And the answer is that you wind up accumulating a pack of people as wounded as yourself, ducking your head against the storm and slogging on through: a nephew estranged from his mother, your sister, a Virginian who can't stop traveling, five Chinese virgins intended for a mining camp's whorehouse... the list goes on. In the midst of a beautiful land -- the magnificent Canadian plains, west of Calgary where they rise to the Rockies -- they slog on, doing their best.

To what end? When death and violence surround you, then the wise man comes to recognize that the effort is all he can offer.

It is a pleasure to watch canny old pro Duvall at work, and to watch Thomas Haden Church, as his nephew, play off against him. And the beauty of moving horses across the Canadian plains is the revival of a seemingly lost art; the westerns, once the myth of America and bedrock of the film industry, are now an occasional production from people nostalgic for the form. But their nostalgia is suffused with a strong sense of film-making and this mini-series should not be missed.

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