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Lonesome Dove 

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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
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1989  
Top Rated TV #66 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Augustus 'Gus' McCrae 4 episodes, 1989
...  Woodrow F. Call 4 episodes, 1989
...  Joshua Deets 4 episodes, 1989
...  Lorena Wood 4 episodes, 1989
...  Jake Spoon 4 episodes, 1989
...  Blue Duck 4 episodes, 1989
...  Dish Boggett 4 episodes, 1989
...  Newt Dobbs 4 episodes, 1989
...  Clara Allen 4 episodes, 1989
...  July Johnson 4 episodes, 1989
...  Pea Eye Parker 4 episodes, 1989
...  Elmira Boot Johnson 4 episodes, 1989
...  Roscoe Brown 4 episodes, 1989
...  Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
...  Jasper Fant 4 episodes, 1989
...  Dan Suggs 4 episodes, 1989
...  Luke 4 episodes, 1989
...  Big Zwey 4 episodes, 1989
Travis Swords ...  Allan O'Brien 4 episodes, 1989
...  Doctor 4 episodes, 1989
Ron Weyand ...  Old Hugh 4 episodes, 1989
...  Soupy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
...  Needle Nelson 4 episodes, 1989
James McMurtry ...  Jimmy Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
Charlie Haynie ...  Ben Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
James Terry McIlvain ...  Cowboy 4 episodes, 1989
...  Bert Borum 4 episodes, 1989
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...  Po Campo 3 episodes, 1989
...  Bolivar 3 episodes, 1989
Thomas Connor ...  Bob Allen 2 episodes, 1989
Jerry Biggs ...  Roy Suggs 2 episodes, 1989
...  Sally Allen 2 episodes, 1989
Sean Hennigan ...  Eddie Suggs 2 episodes, 1989
Lauren Stanley ...  Betsy Allen 2 episodes, 1989
...  Frog Lip 2 episodes, 1989
Jack Caffrey ...  Cholo 2 episodes, 1989
Adam Faraizl ...  Joe Boot 2 episodes, 1989
...  Bill Spettle 2 episodes, 1989
...  Sean O'Brien 2 episodes, 1989
...  Janey 2 episodes, 1989
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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 Rob Hartill

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5 February 1989 (USA)  »

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The "Buntline Special" Colt Peacemaker carried by Jim, one of the two outlaws who jump Roscoe in the woods, is, according to legend, a period firearm produced by Colt after Ned Buntline, popular dime-store novelist of the day, placed a request for five Peacemakers with twelve inch (standard length was 7.5-inch) barrels to give to the lawmen of Dodge City, Kansas (including Wyatt Earp and William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson) in recognition of their service to that town. Little, if any, evidence survives to support this story. However, Colt, as with other leading gun makers at the time, did produce both longer and shorter barreled models of its popular pistols. This includes known nineteenth century factory-model Peacemakers available in three inch, four inch, 5.5 inch, 7.5 inch, twelve inch, and sixteen inch barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels, and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, and others, led any long-barreled Peacemaker to be referred to as a "Buntline Special". However, the question of whether the accuracy of such a long barrel would be worth the slower draw time for a gunfighter or lawman is the subject of much speculation. See more »

Goofs

When Gus kills his horse to use it as a shield against Blue Duck's men, the horse can still be seen breathing. Additionally, it moves its leg in a later frame. See more »

Quotes

Gus McCrae: [Call and McRae are about to hang the Suggs brothers] Say goodbye to your brothers; I expect you got them into this.
Dan Suggs: The hell with them! They ain't worth a red piss; and neither are you!
Gus McCrae: I'll say this, Suggs; you're the kind of man it's a pleasure to hang. If all you can talk is guff, you can talk it to the Devil.
[Hits Dan's horse with a quirt causing his and Eddie's horse to bolt]
Roy Suggs: I shoulda been second. Little Eddie was the youngest.
Gus McCrae: I apologize, son; I never meant to scare his horse like that....
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Crazy Credits

Danny Glover, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest, and Anjelica Huston are credited in every episode, even though Huston does not appear until the third episode, Forrest does not appear at all in the third episode, and Glover and Urich do not appear in the final episode. See more »

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Spin-off Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994) See more »

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The best mini-series ever?
22 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I usually shun mini-series. Sooo long, sooo boring. Lonesome Dove is anything but. It's one of the most realistic, best character driven films ever made. Everyone is good, even Ricky (sorry, RICK) Schroeder, but Robert Duval is AMAZING. His Augustus McCrae is so perfect, that one would swear that Robert Duval is that character! He makes this film for me and I was really happy to hear that it was Duval's favorite character out of his long, excellent career. Lonesome Dove, which is so brilliant, should be on the list of anyone who likes westerns, and anyone who likes good filmmaking in general!


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