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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:
...  Caleb Cobb 3 episodes, 1996
...  Bigfoot Wallace 3 episodes, 1996
Patricia Childress ...  Matilda Jane 3 episodes, 1996
...  Captain Salazar 3 episodes, 1996
...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 1996
...  Shadrach 3 episodes, 1996
...  Augustus McCrae 3 episodes, 1996
...  Long Bill Coleman 3 episodes, 1996
...  Johnny Carthage 3 episodes, 1996
...  Kirker 3 episodes, 1996
...  Kicking Wolf 3 episodes, 1996
Hugo Urrutia ...  San Sabe Jefe / ... 3 episodes, 1996
...  Wesley Buttons 3 episodes, 1996
Matt Davison ...  Jackie / ... 3 episodes, 1996
...  Old Lady in Austin 3 episodes, 1996
...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 1996
...  Jimmy Tweed 2 episodes, 1996
Victor Aaron ...  Gomez 2 episodes, 1996
...  Clara's father 2 episodes, 1996
Manuel Calderon ...  General Dimasio 2 episodes, 1996
Eula Doonkeen ...  Buffalo Hump's grandmother 2 episodes, 1996
Gary Fuentes ...  Salazar's army man 2 episodes, 1996
...  Sam Douglas 2 episodes, 1996
Toby Metcalf ...  Blackie Sdel / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Eugene Montes ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1996
...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1996
Clemente Navarette ...  Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Kerry Wallum ...  Turner 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Whipple ...  Fast Boy 2 episodes, 1996
Rutherford Cravens ...  Elihu / ... 2 episodes, 1996
...  Joe Nibbs 2 episodes, 1996
...  General Lloyd 2 episodes, 1996
...  Bes Das 2 episodes, 1996
...  Sam 2 episodes, 1996
...  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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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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12 May 1996 (USA)  »

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This is the second Lonesome Dove series to include Julius Tennon (Sam). He played the bandit Frog Lip in the original Lonesome Dove series. See more »

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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 »

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Long Bill Coleman: If i eat another plate of beans, I'll float back to Austin.
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Follows Streets of Laredo (1995) See more »

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True to the book
16 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The author of the book "Dead Man's Walk" also wrote the screenplay for this film, which is obvious when one sees how closely the film adheres to the book. Although I have read the book in question, it didn't curtail my enjoyment of the movie.

One notices how closely the young actors portraying Gus McRae and Woodrow Call (David Arquette and Johny Lee Miller) resemble older versions of the same characters as actualized by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. My guess is that making that resemblance a fact was of paramount importance to the filmmakers, as the primary audience for "Dead Man's Walk" has already seen "Lonesome Dove" and would be disappointed if Arquette's performance didn't recall Duvall's and Miller's work wasn't reminiscent of Jones'.

Although it may have been primarily a marketing decision, the strong resemblance between young and old Gus and Call works for me and, oddly enough, binds the two miniseries together.

May we now see a miniseries based on McMurtry's second prequel, "Comanche Moon"?


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