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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

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Series cast summary:
...  Seth Bullock 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Al Swearengen 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Alma Garret 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Doc Cochran 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Dan Dority 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Sol Star 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Trixie 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Charlie Utter 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Tom Nuttall 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  E.B. Farnum 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Calamity Jane 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Johnny Burns 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Sofia Metz 36 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Whitney Ellsworth 35 episodes, 2004-2006
...  A.W. Merrick 35 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Joanie Stubbs 34 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Cy Tolliver 34 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Silas Adams 27 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Con Stapleton 26 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Martha Bullock 24 episodes, 2005-2006
...  Leon 24 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Jewel 23 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Richardson 20 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Mr. Wu 18 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Dolly 17 episodes, 2004-2006
...  Francis Wolcott / ... 16 episodes, 2004-2005
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The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The real Seth Bullock was born in Amherstburg, Ontario. See more »

Goofs

In one scene set in the Gem Saloon, the tune to "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" is played on the piano. This song was composed in 1912, and the show is set in 1876-77. See more »

Quotes

Al Swearengen: [to Seth Bullock] You would not want to be staring like that at me.
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Very simply magnificent
15 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ian McShane as the evil Al has established himself as one of the greatest actors of the moment and of the time. He's up there with Pacino, DeNiro and Keitel. The magnificent writing and directing of Deadwood support him completely in mesmerizing the audience. This is for my money the finest work being done on television today. The show has a sure moral compass and a daring to take the violence to the level of Shakespeare or the Greek Tragedy while maintaining verisimilitude with brilliant dialogue and perfect art and set direction, as well as a flawless supporting cast each of whom engages us immediately and convincingly no matter how intimate or distant the focus might be. I can't get enough of this show. I want to see it all in reruns, to cherish it later on DVD. Each episode is fresh and surprising and at times astonishing. But Ian McShane steals the show, no question of it. His face is profoundly expressive and his lines are so marvelous that some of them surely must be ad lib. The guy's a scoundrel but my heart's breaking for him. The Season Finale was the single greatest television drama I've ever seen. We have here a villain who isn't morally bankrupt. And thank heaven, we have a show runner and a writer who isn't morally bankrupt either. Bravo!! I've run out of superlatives. Please, more. And more. And more.


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