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The Civil War is past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge.

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Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Anson Mount ...  Cullen Bohannon 55 episodes, 2011-2016
Colm Meaney ...  Thomas 'Doc' Durant 52 episodes, 2011-2016
Robin McLeavy ...  Eva 50 episodes, 2011-2016
Phil Burke ...  Mickey McGinnes 49 episodes, 2011-2016
Christopher Heyerdahl ...  The Swede / ... 40 episodes, 2011-2016
Dohn Norwood ...  Psalms / ... 38 episodes, 2011-2016
Common ...  Elam Ferguson 32 episodes, 2011-2014
Kasha Kropinski ...  Ruth / ... 31 episodes, 2011-2014
Ben Esler ...  Sean McGinnes 28 episodes, 2011-2013
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Louise Ellison 24 episodes, 2013-2016
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Storyline

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the transcontinental railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this undertaking connected the prospering east with the still wild west. Written by cc ardbeg

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Taglines:

Blood will be spilled. Lives will be lost. Men will be ruined. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell on Wheels See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

"Hell On Wheels Main Title" Written by 'Kevin Kiner' and 'Gustavo Santaolalla' See more »

Goofs

The show has the Cherokee using stirrups. The plains Indians did not use stirrups. They were, therefore, limited to operating as light cavalry. See more »

Quotes

Eva: No one's ever gutted a man for me before.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Best thing AMC has put on.
1 January 2012 | by baxter-jaSee all my reviews

And that is a lot for me to say because I think Breaking Bad is the second best TV show ever, right after the Wire. Me and my wife both love this show, and it leads to great conversations after each episode, about American history, bible stories, western movies, why bohannon is such an attractive man, whatever. I think the show ran the risk of taking on way too much subject matter early on in the show (a common mistake in dramas nowadays), but they still include enough character development and detail to make the environment intimate and real, while still plowing through their dozen or more plot threads. I just hope AMC realizes that they are going to have to continue spending money on this show to keep it good, and that they don't slash the budget like they did Walking Dead (which pretty much stagnated that show).


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