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Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series 2012) Poster

(2012 TV Mini-Series)

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(2012) According to Nielsen Co. figures, the show set a cable viewing record as the top-rated entertainment telecast ever for ad-supported basic cable. The 3 parts pulled in 13.9 million, 13.1 million and 14.3 million viewers respectively. The previous top-rated basic cable entertainment program was TNT's Crossfire Trail (2001).
Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield was 22 and Randell McCoy was in his 30s when the war broke out, much younger that Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, respectively, were when filming.
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Many of the actors in this mini-series have connections to Wyatt Earp. Kevin Costner played the title role in Wyatt Earp (1994) while Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe both appeared in Tombstone (1993) as Morgan Earp and Curly Bill Brocious respectively.
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Despite playing his younger brother, Boyd Holbrook is actually three years older than Matt Barr.
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Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe previously appeared together in Tombstone (1993) and Frailty (2001).
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In 1965, AIP announced that they were planning a musical version of the tale to star Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
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Bill Paxton claimed that he fortified himself with wine prior to shooting Randall McCoy 's death scene because he was nervous about being set on fire.

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