A former confederate soldier journeys to the transcontinental railroad to seek vengeance.
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Tom Noonan and Ted Levine both portrayed serial killers in movies originally written as books from Thomas Harris. Noonan played Francis Dollarhyde in Michael Mann's 1986 Manhunter, based on the book Red Dragon. Levine played Jame Gumb in the 1991 movie Silence of the Lambs, also written by Thomas Harris. See more
As Joseph Black Moon is baptized, the rest of the congregation is singing the hymn "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior". The show takes place in 1865; however the lyrics to this hymn were not written until 1868, and the music until 1870. See more
Unburden yourself, my son.
I was with General Sherman on his march south. What we did... evil, unspeakable things.
You were a soldier. You were following orders.
No. They were not just orders. We opened a dark door, and the Devil stepped in.
Hell on Wheels Main Title
Written by Gustavo Santaolalla
Performed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla See more