Deadwood (2004–2006)
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Amateur Night 

An Amateur Night is organized by the new theater troupe, Pinkertons hit town, the students move to their new school, and Hearst makes another move regarding the elections.


Adam Davidson


David Milch (created by), Nick Towne | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Seth Bullock
Ian McShane ... Al Swearengen
Molly Parker ... Alma Garret
Jim Beaver ... Whitney Ellsworth
W. Earl Brown ... Dan Dority
Dayton Callie ... Charlie Utter
Kim Dickens ... Joanie Stubbs
Brad Dourif ... Doc Cochran
Anna Gunn ... Martha Bullock
John Hawkes ... Sol Star
Jeffrey Jones ... A.W. Merrick
Paula Malcomson ... Trixie
Leon Rippy ... Tom Nuttall (credit only)
William Sanderson ... E.B. Farnum
Robin Weigert ... Calamity Jane


As Deadwood is overrun by Hearst's men, Bullock issues contingency plans to Martha. Wu, caught in a Pinkerton stampede, delivers a cryptic message to Swearengen. Barrett makes Merrick pay for embarrassing Hearst in The Pioneer. Morgan Earp calls out one of the "Pistoleros." Commissioner Jarry arrives from Yankton to solicit Hearst. Aunt Lou gets some bad news. Joanie survives an encounter with her former boss. Langrishe mines Deadwood's talent pool with an amateur-night performance. Written by WyattJones

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Robin Weigert practiced with a bullwhip for several days, anticipating that Jane would perform with her whip during the Amateur Night show. Ultimately, however, it was decided not to have Jane show off her bullwhip skills, and Weigert's practice was for nought. See more »


During the Amateur Night performance, a woman singing "Jesus Loves Me" is approached by a drunk holding a modern bottle of Bulleit Bourbon. Although this bourbon was initially produced in the 19th century, it ceased in 1860, prior to the time period of Deadwood. The bottle is the same design as that of its present incarnation, revived in 1999. See more »


Calamity Jane: Get out of my fuckin' light!
Mose Manuel: It's me.
Calamity Jane: Who's me, the fuckin' eclipse?
Mose Manuel: Mose Manuel.
Calamity Jane: Oh really? I thought it was Giganto, the runaway circus elephant.
Mose Manuel: Ms. Stubbs' been lookin' for you. Those kids need chaperonin' to the new schoolhouse, Jane!
Calamity Jane: [covering her ears with liquor bottles] I cannot hear you, nor can I see you, any longer.
Mose Manuel: [grabs her roughly and turns her over] You fuckin' drunken slob!
[Jane screams, and Mose loosens his grip]
Mose Manuel: Get up and walk them kids.
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The Unfortunate Rake
Sung by Ian McShane
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One of the best...minor spoilers
18 November 2014 | by mulambo-818-596454See all my reviews

Just a quick review on this one. Seeing Al not knowing what to do, Hurst slowly taking over the camp, Cy slowly losing more and more power, Jane and Jonie connecting and Bullock being loyal to the newly arrived Earp boys is a delight and one of my favorite Episodes. The ending scene with Al singing alone in the Gem just make this one. I know its nearly coming to an end, and this makes me sad because i really liked that show seeing it the first time at 2014 and not being a western fan. As always i find Timothy Olifant extremely...stiff, shall we say, but even he could convince me this time. Seeing Al alias Ian Mcshane not knowing what to do kills me, but gives a new perspective on his character as well.

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Release Date:

6 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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