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.

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Adam Davidson

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Hugo Jarry says he will be Alcibiades to Hearst's Socrates, Hearst asks him if he seeks a "homosexual relationship." The term "homosexual" first appeared in English in 1892. Season 3 of the show is set in 1877. See more »

Quotes

Al Swearengen: Check out that sow Tina, Doc, when the opportunity presents. That ain't the whiff of roses when she passes.
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Soundtracks

Jesus Loves Me
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Lyrics by Anna B. Warner
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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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