Gus returns to the cattle drive with Lorena who is still recovering from her ordeal. Jake Spoon has joined up with Dan Suggs and his gang supposedly to rob banks. They rustled horses however shooting several men in the process. When they come across farmers, Suggs shoots them in cold blood. When Joshua Deets finds one of the murdered men Call, Gus several others from the cattle drive head off to find the horse thieves. When they catch up to them, frontier justice is dispensed swiftly and dispassionately. July Johnson writes home to tell them about the deaths and goes on to look for his wife Elmira who is approaching her destination in her search for her first husband. She doesn't get good news. Everyone soon arrives at Clara Allen's horse ranch. Gus is reunited with is love and Lorena finds a new home for herself.
Did You Know?
Margo Martindale (Buffalo Heiffer) goes on to appear in Days of Thunder (1990) with Robert Duvall (Gus). See more
After crossing over 80 miles through the "Badlands" without water, the cattle don't start running until the river is in view. In truth, thirsty cattle can smell water for many miles, and would have stampeded towards the water much earlier than depicted in the movie. See more
I guess it's our fault, we shoulda shot sooner.
Augustus 'Gus' McCrae
I don't want to start thinking, Woodrow, about all the things we that shoulda done for this good man.