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Streets of Laredo 

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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 »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
James Garner ...  Captain Woodrow Call 3 episodes, 1995
Sissy Spacek ...  Lorena 3 episodes, 1995
Sam Shepard ...  Pea Eye / ... 3 episodes, 1995
Ned Beatty ...  Judge Roy Bean 3 episodes, 1995
Randy Quaid ...  John Wesley Hardin 3 episodes, 1995
Wes Studi ...  Famous Shoes 3 episodes, 1995
Charles Martin Smith ...  Ned Brookshire / ... 3 episodes, 1995
George Carlin ...  Billy Williams 3 episodes, 1995
Alexis Cruz ...  Joey Garza 3 episodes, 1995
Kevin Conway ...  Mox Mox 3 episodes, 1995
James Gammon ...  Charles Goodnight 3 episodes, 1995
Tristan Tait Tristan Tait ...  Deputy Ted Plunkert 3 episodes, 1995
Miriam Colon ...  Estrella 3 episodes, 1995
James Victor ...  Gordo 3 episodes, 1995
Sônia Braga ...  Maria Garza 3 episodes, 1995
Julio Carreon-Reyes Julio Carreon-Reyes ...  Rafael Garza 3 episodes, 1995
Vanessa Martinez ...  Teresa Garza / ... 3 episodes, 1995
Anjanette Comer ...  Beaulah / ... 2 episodes, 1995
David S. Cass Sr. ...  Sheriff Doniphon 2 episodes, 1995
Stephen Bridgewater ...  Redfoot 2 episodes, 1995
Ashley Coe Ashley Coe ...  Claire Parker / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Helen Cates Helen Cates ...  Susanna Slack 2 episodes, 1995
Cameron Finley ...  Ben Parker 2 episodes, 1995
Emily Courtney Emily Courtney ...  Doobie Plunkert 2 episodes, 1995
Tony Frank ...  Sheriff Bob Jekyll 2 episodes, 1995
Fredrick Lopez ...  Quick Jimmy Ames / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Jeffrey Meyer Jeffrey Meyer ...  Cowby #3 / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Karen Jones Karen Jones ...  Cherie 2 episodes, 1995
Richard Nance Richard Nance ...  Patrick O'Brien 2 episodes, 1995
Jill Parker-Jones Jill Parker-Jones ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1995
Lidia Porto ...  Manetu / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Billy Tolson Billy Tolson ...  August Parker 2 episodes, 1995
Joanna Sanchez ...  Gabriela 2 episodes, 1995
Christopher Wagner Christopher Wagner ...  George Parker / ... 2 episodes, 1995
Joe Stevens ...  Deputy Tom Johnson 2 episodes, 1995
Angelina Torres Angelina Torres ...  Calderon Naiche / ... 2 episodes, 1995
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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 distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it is a long ride to south Texas and the Mexican side of the border, where the past, in the form of Maria Garza, Joey's mother, haunts Call. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Earlier in 1995, Sam Shepard's then-partner Jessica Lange won the Best Actress Oscar for Blue Sky, in which she played the wife of the original Woodrow Call, Tommy Lee Jones. Also appearing in that film was the original Pea Eye, Timothy Scott. Sissy Spacek also won an Oscar for playing Jones's wife, in Coal Miner's Daughter, which also featured Lonesome Dove cast member William Sanderson. That film also featured the character of Patsy Cline, a role later played by Jessica Lange. See more »

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In the original miniseries Lorena was illiterate. By the time set in Streets of Laredo she's a school teacher. See more »

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Blacksmith: Hardin, that boy cost me 50 dollars. That's 50 dollars for the boy and 50 cents for the grave. That's $50.50 you owe me.
John Wesley Hardin: Don't stand there talking nonsense to me while I'm working hard at getting drunk. Just drag your man off behind the sand hill and the big pig will eat him, and save you 50 cents.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) See more »

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Can't hold a candle to Lonesome Dove
22 July 2000 | by unreconstructedSee all my reviews

Streets of Laredo is a fine western. It's just that Lonesome Dove set too high a standard to compare any other western with. Maybe the problem lies with the story itself....can anyone who saw LD imagine Lorena marrying Pea Eye and having a passel of kids???? Recall that Lorena wouldn't have anything to do with Lippy and yet she marries Pea Eye. Diane Lane and Tim Scott, together!?! No way! Streets of Laredo simply inverts the visuals embedded in our brains from LD: now Pea Eye(Sam Shepherd) is actually better looking than Lorena(Sissy Spacek). That's just too much of a stretch. I never thought I'd criticize Sissy Spacek but she just doesn't have any of Diane Lane's elegance and sensuousness. Ms. Lane was charming and endearing but Spacek's Lorena just grates on the nerves. Also for a sequel we are left mystifyingly in the dark as to why the main characters are back in Texas. Newt, who was the actual "lonesome dove" in LD, is never mentioned. What happened to Call's cattle ranch in Montana??? No clue. I realize the novel probably answers these questions but hell, this was a miniseries! The screenwriters should have had time to develop what happened since the end of LD. I also don't like the introduction of historical figures Roy Bean and John Wesley Hardin who are used as stage props to prove how fearsome Joey Garza is. Garza was so tough even the Apaches grew to fear him. Give me a break! The character Joey Garza merely strikes me as a punk who can shoot well. As a rule I don't like villains with pencil necks, no upper body strength, and who don't shave yet; it's just too hard to take them seriously. He doesn't inspire fear, but rather seems a nuisance we wish someone would eliminate. On the positive side, James Garner is marvelous as Woodrow Call. He won't replace Tommy Lee Jones in my mind as Call but then again, who could? Garner seems more stoic, more matter-of-fact than Jones was. Jones' portrayal had a lot of quiet emotion churning beneath the surface, unfortunately Garner has no Gus to play off of. Still he shines brighter in this movie than anyone else. I guess the main test that ranks Streets of Laredo unfavorably with LD is the affect it produces with time. It doesn't stay with one like LD. Scenes are not memorable and unforgettable as they were with LD. The bittersweet irony is missing. I don't have the sense it will involuntarily become part of one's psyche with time.


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12 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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