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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)
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 Ranger Lee Hitch (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Worm (3 episodes, 2008)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Straight Elbow (2 episodes, 2008)
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 SlowTree (2 episodes, 2008)
Fredrick Lopez ...
 Goyeto (2 episodes, 2008)
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 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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$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Linda Cardellini's role was previously played by Anjelica Huston and Jennifer Garner. Steven Zahn appeared with Huston in Daddy Day Care (2003) and Garner in Dallas Buyers Club (2013). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film, Maggie dies in Austin, Texas. However, In "Lonesome Dove", which takes place approximately 16 years later, it is stated, by both Gus and Woodrow, that Maggie died in Lonesome Dove. See more »

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Inish Scull: Bible and Sword!
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Follows Dead Man's Walk (1996) See more »

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For what it is, it's worth watching.
17 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been some harsh criticisms of Comanche Moon on IMDb. I think this is for three reasons. First, purists are disappointed that the mini-series is not exactly like the book. Second, it's not as good as the original Lonesome Dove. Finally, people like to complain on IMDb and the greatest films in the world will have bad comments.

I would like to say that no movie is going to be as good as the book. That's just the way it is. Lonesome Dove wasn't as good as the novel it was based on. Additionally, the movie of Lonesome Dove had some things left out ans switched around. That's just they way its going to be with a film adaptation of anything. So its a futile argument when looking at Comanche Moon.

I do agree it's not as good as the original Dove. But hey, nothing is. I know people that guide their lives by the lessons they learned from the Dove. If I was going to compare every book I read, movie I watched, and TV I viewed by Lonesome Dove; I would be perpetually unhappy.

This is a made for TV miniseries based on a prequel to Lonesome Dave (the novel) and sequel to Dead man's Walk, and that's what you get. It's the best TV I've seen in years. It's a fun set up for Lonesome Dove. We get to learn about the history of the Rangers we came to know and love in Dove. Zahn does an amazing job in recreating Gus McCrae. Elizabeth Banks and Linda Forenelli (sp?) also do great jobs as creating characters that help fill in the past of the rangers and Newt.

If/when it comes on again, I promise you'll enjoy it more than some crumby reality show.


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