With the loss of Sean O'Brien, the cook refuses to cross the river and Woodrow and Gus find themselves in their old stomping grounds of San Antonio looking for someone to prepare their meals. On the ...
Still on the trail, the men face ever increasing danger. They have an 80 mile stretch without water and the weather has turned with the onset of winter. Joshua Deets' encounter with a group of young ...
Captain Call has just buried Gus at Lonesome Dove and plans to head back to his ranch in Montana. Looking at a herd of wild Mustangs, he decides to drive them north with the help of Isom ... See full summary »
The series revolved around the life and times of Newt Call as he set out to make his way in the world. Newt participated in some of the major events of the Western era while encountering ... See full summary »
Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't end without numerous casualties. (6 hrs approx)Written by
Woodrow Call's final line, "A hell of a vision", was taken from the book "Cow People" by J. Frank Dobie, and is a quote he attributed to Charles Goodnight, a real-life Texas cattle baron, who was the model for Call. See more »
During some shots of the thunderstorm brewing up in Part One, the ground isn't moving at all, revealing the "storm" to be a rear-projected special effect. See more »
We come to this place to make money. They wasn't nothin' about fun in the deal.
What are you talkin' about? You don't even like money. You like money even less than you like fun, if that's possible.
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The opening credits are displayed over a series of black-and-white photographs taken from scenes in the movie. The very last on then turns to color and becomes the first scene of each episode. The end credits are displayed over a picture of a dove silhouette on a piece of wood. See more »
Lonesome Dove is the great American movie. Helluva vision.
In the end it's how a movie touches your heart that is its measure.
The characters must touch you. The story, interesting in itself, must seamlessly direct those characters to be revealed for why they matter. The actors playing those characters need to be right. Or, as here, just damn perfect. Robert Duvall once said something like: sure the British can play Shakespeare. But they can't play Gus McCrae.
He's right. You can have the Hamlet DVD any day you want; I'll watch Lonesome Dove.
Robert Duvall is the anchor and the soul. Name a better performance. Angelica Huston is the beauty. And somehow Tommy Lee Jones steals the movie.
A great story about great characters played by great actors.
The Godfather movies, as good as they are, have not the legend or the nobility of Lonesome Dove. Forget the usual suspects like Citizen Kane. This is the great American movie. Helluva vision.
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