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Dead Man's Walk 

PG-13 | | Western | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
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Series cast summary:
F. Murray Abraham ...  Caleb Cobb 3 episodes, 1996
Keith Carradine ...  Bigfoot Wallace 3 episodes, 1996
Patricia Childress Patricia Childress ...  Matilda Jane 3 episodes, 1996
Edward James Olmos ...  Captain Salazar 3 episodes, 1996
Eric Schweig ...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 1996
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Shadrach 3 episodes, 1996
David Arquette ...  Augustus McCrae 3 episodes, 1996
Ray McKinnon ...  Long Bill Coleman 3 episodes, 1996
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Johnny Carthage 3 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Kirker 3 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Joss ...  Kicking Wolf 3 episodes, 1996
Hugo Urrutia Hugo Urrutia ...  San Sabe Jefe / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Jared Rushton ...  Wesley Buttons 3 episodes, 1996
Matt Davison Matt Davison ...  Jackie / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Molly McClure ...  Old Lady in Austin 3 episodes, 1996
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 1996
Kieran Mulroney ...  Jimmy Tweed 2 episodes, 1996
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ...  Gomez 2 episodes, 1996
Rodger Boyce ...  Clara's father 2 episodes, 1996
Manuel Calderon Manuel Calderon ...  General Dimasio 2 episodes, 1996
Eula Doonkeen Eula Doonkeen ...  Buffalo Hump's grandmother 2 episodes, 1996
Gary Fuentes Gary Fuentes ...  Salazar's army man 2 episodes, 1996
Marc Miles ...  Sam Douglas 2 episodes, 1996
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ...  Blackie Sdel / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Eugene Montes Eugene Montes ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Gretchen Mol ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1996
Clemente Navarette Clemente Navarette ...  Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ...  Turner 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Whipple Robert Whipple ...  Fast Boy 2 episodes, 1996
Rutherford Cravens ...  Elihu / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Grant James ...  Joe Nibbs 2 episodes, 1996
Bert Roberts ...  General Lloyd 2 episodes, 1996
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...  Bes Das 2 episodes, 1996
Julius Tennon ...  Sam 2 episodes, 1996
Jennifer Garner ...  Clara Forsythe 2 episodes, 1996
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

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Western

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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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USA

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12 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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Dead Man's Walk See more »

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1.33 : 1
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While most of the characters in this are fictional, William "Bigfoot" Wallace was a real person, he is one of the most famous real life Texas Rangers. In real life he survived the "Black Bean Incident" and went on to command his own unit of Texas Rangers. He later participated in the Mexican-American War Battle of Monterrey and the Comanche Wars. During the Civil War he helped defend the Texan frontier against Comanche attacks. He actually survived all these battles and died of natural causes in 1899 at the age of 82. See more »

Goofs

There are several firearms throughout the mini-series that should not be there as they didn't exist at the time. Bigfoot Wallace was using a Remington model 1858 rifle, but as the model name indicates that rifle was not available until 1858, Dead Man's Walk takes place in 1842. Several people, including Captain Salazar and Gus, are seen using Colt Walker revolvers, but they were not available until 1847. See more »

Quotes

Long Bill Coleman: I wish I still had my harmonica. It's dreary out here without no tunes.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995) See more »

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TRUE Texas History, compressed for drama
12 June 2001 | by tron-12See all my reviews

While the previous comments praise the actors' style and likeness in terms of their forebears (Jones and Duvall), this movie is a pleasure to watch by way of the incredible scenery and the presence of several veteran character actors like Harry Dean Stanton, Keith Carradine, and the always awesome, Edward James Olmos. Fans of "O Brother Where Art Thou" will be pleased to see Ray McKinnon and Tim Blake Nelson featured prominently. I also noticed all of the previous comments were written by Yankees, so I might point out that the landscapes are a bit flawed (albeit beautiful) in terms of Texas-New Mexico geography. I've been to all of the places described in the book... believe me, most of West Texas is flatter than they let on! The sunsets are accurate, as are the rocky buttes, but they're using the Davis Mountains of the Big Bend region as the backdrop for most of the film, and that's a bit of a stretch. If you ever want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in West Texas, visit there sometime. The real places they traveled weren't always so pretty. I found that the actors didn't seem to be struggling for food and water as much as the characters in the book. Survival (man vs. nature) is a big part of the novel, and doesn't feature too prominently here. I kept getting hungry and thirsty while reading it! McMurtry mixes in a lot of real events with the narrative. You might think this stuff is fiction... it's not! Bigfoot Wallace was a real character and was known to have done many of the things this character experiences. The real Bigfoot survived to tell the tales as a seasoned old fart. The Santa Fe expedition is real.. and what happens to them is real. The Comanches as the lords of the plains? You bet! The were the kings of the Llano Estacado for 200 years. Buffalo Hump was real Comanche chief... his real name, Hard Penis, was too much for 19th century Texans so they gave him the new moniker. The descriptions of torture? McMurtry uses real sources.. he doesn't have to make this stuff up to be shocking... it really happened! The timeline is a bit compressed for drama, but the Texans of the 1840's lived this stuff. The Black Bean drawing is also real, but it happened in Saltillo Mexico and 17 guys drew black.

For a dose of Texas History, you can't beat Dead Man's Walk. Read the book! But don't be afraid to read James Haley's "Texas: From Frontier to Spindletop". It's the real deal and includes just as much gore, drama, and adventure.


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