John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  John Charles Fremont 2 episodes, 1986
...  Jessie Benton Fremont 2 episodes, 1986
...  President Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes, 1986
...  Gen. Castro 2 episodes, 1986
...  Jim Bridger 2 episodes, 1986
...  Capt. John Sutter 2 episodes, 1986
...  Gen. Steven Watts Kearney 2 episodes, 1986
...  Kit Carson 2 episodes, 1986
...  Sen. Thomas Hart Benton 2 episodes, 1986
...  Bill Williams 2 episodes, 1986
...  Tom Fitzpatrick 2 episodes, 1986
...  Brig. Gen. Brooke 2 episodes, 1986
...  'Papa Joe' Nicollet 2 episodes, 1986
...  Tim Donovan 2 episodes, 1986
...  Karl Preuss 2 episodes, 1986
...  Judge Elkins 2 episodes, 1986
Burton Gilliam ...  Martineau 2 episodes, 1986
...  Secretary of State George Bancroft 2 episodes, 1986
...  Mrs. Maria Crittenden 2 episodes, 1986
...  Louis Freniere 2 episodes, 1986
...  Cmmdre. Robert Stockton 2 episodes, 1986
...  President James Polk 2 episodes, 1986
...  Lt. Gaines 2 episodes, 1986
...  Maj. Gen. David Hunter 2 episodes, 1986
...  Provost 2 episodes, 1986
...  Lt. Archibald Gillespie 2 episodes, 1986
John Francis ...  Zindel 2 episodes, 1986
...  Trenor Park 2 episodes, 1986
Richard Hamilton ...  Gen. Murdoch 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. McClain 2 episodes, 1986
Dave Lowry ...  Godey 2 episodes, 1986
...  Sen. John Crittenden 2 episodes, 1986
...  Big Fallon 2 episodes, 1986
Martin Rabbett ...  Ned Kern 2 episodes, 1986
...  John Floyd 2 episodes, 1986
...  Ezekial Merrit 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dodson 2 episodes, 1986
...  Angelique 2 episodes, 1986
...  Nicole 2 episodes, 1986
Nikki Creswell ...  Lily Fremont 2 episodes, 1986
Terrence Evans ...  Farmer 2 episodes, 1986
William Glover ...  Sir Roger Dunston 2 episodes, 1986
Gloria Hayes ...  Indian Maiden 2 episodes, 1986
...  Judge Advocate Lee 2 episodes, 1986
George American Horse ...  Chief 2 episodes, 1986
Charles Hyman ...  Sgt. Riordan 2 episodes, 1986
...  Sagundai 2 episodes, 1986
...  Col. Mason 2 episodes, 1986
Randal Patrick ...  Carvalho 2 episodes, 1986
...  Egloffstein 2 episodes, 1986
Helen Floyd ...  Sally 2 episodes, 1986
Charles Bazaldua ...  Mexican Officer 2 episodes, 1986
Marco Hernandez ...  Mexican Lieutenant 2 episodes, 1986
...  Blonde Man 2 episodes, 1986
Michael Crabtree ...  2nd Man on Trek 5 2 episodes, 1986
Joe Dorsey ...  Col. Atherton 2 episodes, 1986
...  2nd Man 2 episodes, 1986
Dennis King ...  Francis Blair 2 episodes, 1986
Jay Louden ...  Campaign Aide 2 episodes, 1986
Robert Lussier ...  Dr. Harris 2 episodes, 1986
Kelly Junkerman ...  1st Man on Trek 5 2 episodes, 1986
...  Zindel / ... 2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
Dan Biggers 2 episodes, 1986
Dennis Breckner 2 episodes, 1986
Bob Burchette 2 episodes, 1986
Chris Campbell 2 episodes, 1986
Ritchie Copenhaver 2 episodes, 1986
John Countryman 2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
Kevin Grantz 2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
Lee Lively 2 episodes, 1986
...  Lt. John Thompson 2 episodes, 1986
John Mingus 2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
...  Cavalry Officer 2 episodes, 1986
Bret Culpepper ...  Cavalry Scout 2 episodes, 1986
Paul D'Elia ...  Guest 2 episodes, 1986
Dirty Denny ...  Union Army Cook 2 episodes, 1986
Tom Even ...  Secretary of State Buchanan 2 episodes, 1986
2 episodes, 1986
Danny Nelson 2 episodes, 1986
Mike Pingel ...  Courtroom Guard 2 episodes, 1986
...  Calvary Soldier 2 episodes, 1986
Ken Walters ...  Unnamed political speaker 2 episodes, 1986
Sam Wells ...  Political Campaign Chairman 2 episodes, 1986
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John Charles Fremont, the American adventurer, the free-spirited women who impelled him to dare undreamed-of-feats, and the young nation they helped to shape. The story begins in 1839 when Fremont is chosen to lead the trek into the Oregon Territory with the help of Kit Carson which gets under way in 1843. Fremont's adventures include expeditions into California, a court-martial, acquisition and loss of great wealth, excursions into politics, involvement in the civil war, and eventual realization of the dream to move America westward. Written by Anonymous

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Great mini-series that is sorely overlooked.
18 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This adaptation of David Nevin's outstanding historical novel is one of my favorites. It compares favorably with Centennial or Into the West, yet is rarely shown on TV anymore. Strange ......

The story of Fremont and his frontier exploits is well-produced and acted. Richard Chamberlain, Ben Johnson, Claude Akins and Rip Torn all are great in this film. It seems fairly historically accurate, with authentic costumes and dialog.

Few adaptations of fine novels live up to the hype. This one is a rare exception. This mini-series is highly recommended and was easily one of the best mini-series of the 1980's !


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