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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.
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 Gus McCrae (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Jake Spoon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Joshua Deets (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Buffalo Hump (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Blue Duck (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Gov. Elisha Pease (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pearl Coleman (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Inez Scull (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pea Eye Parker (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Famous Shoes (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Stove Jones (3 episodes, 2008)
Toby Metcalf ...
 Ranger Lee Hitch (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Worm (3 episodes, 2008)
Wally Welch ...
 Ranger Ikey Ripple (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Maggie (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Clara Forsythe (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Inish Scull (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Woodrow F. Call (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Bill Coleman (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Ahumado (2 episodes, 2008)
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 First Old Comanche (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Elmira Forsythe (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bob Allen (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Old Ben Mickelson (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Forsythe (2 episodes, 2008)
Savion Rose ...
 Felice (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Bingham (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Kicking Wolf (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Slipping Weasel (2 episodes, 2008)
Scotty Augare ...
 Straight Elbow (2 episodes, 2008)
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 SlowTree (2 episodes, 2008)
Fredrick Lopez ...
 Goyeto (2 episodes, 2008)
Jack Burning ...
 Second Old Comanche (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Hema (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Tudwal (2 episodes, 2008)
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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.

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13 January 2008 (USA)  »

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David Midthunder's role of Famous Shoes first appeared in _"Streets of Laredo" (1995) (mini)_, where he was played by Wes Studi, who plays Buffalo Hump in this film. See more »

Goofs

As Newt, Ikey, and Pearl are walking away from Maggie's funeral, and they stop at the bottom of the hill, Newt lets go of Ikey's hand. When the camera angle changes, he lets go of Ikey's hand again. See more »

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Gus McCrae: Why didn't you write? What if I missed ya?
[to Clara]
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Follows Lonesome Dove (1989) See more »

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A worthy prequel
16 January 2008 | by (Yukon, OK) – See all my reviews

What has hurt this film is everyone and their Aunt Matilda is comparing it to its illustrious predecessor, which is always going to hurt any show. If you take it as a western, it's a darned good show. We discover how our characters in 'Lonesome Dove' wind up in the situations they start up in (Such as: Why do two Texas Rangers, who live on adventure, wind up in a dead town? And how did Gus manage to lose the love of his life?) The performances are very good, and we see the exact same mannerisms the characters will have down the road. The actors did a very good job. The cinematography was superb, and while the music didn't live up to the legendary score of nearly two decades past, that was an impossible task, and it was still fine.

It also helped that we had three episodes, which you just don't see in a miniseries anymore. Heck, it's downright impossible to see a two part telefilm these days.

Fans of the western, rejoice!


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