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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 #69 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Duvall ...  Augustus 'Gus' McCrae 4 episodes, 1989
Tommy Lee Jones ...  Woodrow F. Call 4 episodes, 1989
Danny Glover ...  Joshua Deets 4 episodes, 1989
Diane Lane ...  Lorena Wood 4 episodes, 1989
Robert Urich ...  Jake Spoon 4 episodes, 1989
Frederic Forrest ...  Blue Duck 4 episodes, 1989
D.B. Sweeney ...  Dish Boggett 4 episodes, 1989
Ricky Schroder ...  Newt Dobbs 4 episodes, 1989
Anjelica Huston ...  Clara Allen 4 episodes, 1989
Chris Cooper ...  July Johnson 4 episodes, 1989
Timothy Scott ...  Pea Eye Parker 4 episodes, 1989
Glenne Headly ...  Elmira Boot Johnson 4 episodes, 1989
Barry Corbin ...  Roscoe Brown 4 episodes, 1989
William Sanderson ...  Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
Barry Tubb ...  Jasper Fant 4 episodes, 1989
Gavan O'Herlihy ...  Dan Suggs 4 episodes, 1989
Steve Buscemi ...  Luke 4 episodes, 1989
Frederick Coffin ...  Big Zwey 4 episodes, 1989
Travis Swords Travis Swords ...  Allan O'Brien 4 episodes, 1989
Kevin O'Morrison ...  Doctor 4 episodes, 1989
Ron Weyand Ron Weyand ...  Old Hugh 4 episodes, 1989
Lanny Flaherty ...  Soupy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
David Carpenter ...  Needle Nelson 4 episodes, 1989
James McMurtry James McMurtry ...  Jimmy Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
Charlie Haynie Charlie Haynie ...  Ben Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
James Terry McIlvain James Terry McIlvain ...  Cowboy 4 episodes, 1989
Sonny Carl Davis ...  Bert Borum 4 episodes, 1989
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...  Po Campo 3 episodes, 1989
León Singer ...  Bolivar 3 episodes, 1989
Thomas Connor Thomas Connor ...  Bob Allen 2 episodes, 1989
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ...  Roy Suggs 2 episodes, 1989
Missy Crider ...  Sally Allen 2 episodes, 1989
Sean Hennigan Sean Hennigan ...  Eddie Suggs 2 episodes, 1989
Lauren Stanley Lauren Stanley ...  Betsy Allen 2 episodes, 1989
Julius Tennon ...  Frog Lip 2 episodes, 1989
Jack Caffrey Jack Caffrey ...  Cholo 2 episodes, 1989
Adam Faraizl Adam Faraizl ...  Joe Boot 2 episodes, 1989
Jimmy Ray Pickens ...  Bill Spettle 2 episodes, 1989
Bradley Gregg ...  Sean O'Brien 2 episodes, 1989
Nina Siemaszko ...  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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lonesome Dove See more »

Filming Locations:

Bastrop State Park, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 goes to shoot up the Indian encampment with July Johnson, count the number of Indians who "go down" from being hit versus the number of shots fired. One more Indian dies than the number of shots fired. See more »

Quotes

Gus McCrae: It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 2008 DVD/Blu-Ray release was cropped to a 16:9 aspect ratio, and enhanced for viewing on widescreen televisions. These versions were also remastered, and the picture quality is superior to the original DVD release. See more »

Connections

Followed by Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994) See more »

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A Sad Western Well-Told
7 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This six-hour television mini-series was as good as advertised, which is saying a lot. I don't prefer long movies but this is very watchable. It's such an interesting story and so-well photographed that you don't mind the long length.

The acting is top-rate, led by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, with a deep cast that includes many well-known actors. As a male, I really enjoyed ogling Diane Lane and I've always liked Glenne Headley, too, although more for her voice.

Fredric Forest is absolutely brutal as the half-breed killer, one of the most unremorseful murderers I've even seen on film. Angelica Huston, Rick Schroeder, Danny Glover, Robert Urtich, D.B. Sweeney and Steve Buscemi all were superb, too.

The story has a great mix of drama, romance, action, sadness and just plain realism. The characters are bold and unrelenting and you find yourself getting wrapped up in this story and with these people, what they went through. It's just great storytelling but - as in real life - it isn't all roses; there's a lot of sadness here.


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