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Hell on Wheels 

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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... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Cullen Bohannon 55 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Thomas 'Doc' Durant 52 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Eva 50 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Mickey McGinnes 49 episodes, 2011-2016
...  The Swede / ... 40 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Psalms / ... 38 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Elam Ferguson 32 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Ruth / ... 31 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Sean McGinnes 28 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Louise Ellison 24 episodes, 2013-2016
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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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Raise hell. (season 2) See more »

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Drama | Western

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6 November 2011 (USA)  »

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Hell on Wheels: L'Enfer de l'Ouest  »

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Christopher Heyerdahl and Colm Meaney were also primary antagonists on Stargate Atlantis (Todd the Wraith and Cowan of the Genii, respectively). See more »

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All of the natives in this series are depicted with eyebrows. Almost all the native peoples of North America routinely removed all facial hair as part of their cultural traditions - including eyebrows. See the 19th-century photographs by Edward S Curtis and others, and the paintings from life by Bodmer, Catlin, and Kurtz and you will find nobody with eyebrows. This and many other cultural elements were lost during the early Reservation era and today even Native American actors are sadly unaware of it. See more »

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[repeated line]
Cullen Bohannan: Dammit, Elam!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Composed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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BEautiful!!
30 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Just one word...Beautiful! I'm from the Netherlands and thanks to IMDb I started watching. And was hooked from the start. It reminds me of the comics Comanche, Durango and Blueberry of Flemish authors Greg and Hermann. The classic western tale not sparing us the harsh reality of racism, bloodshed for personal gain and 'immorality'. Even the cinematography is comicbooklike. Especially Cullen reminds of the character Red Dust in the comicbook Comanche. Very interesting characters all in all. My favourite (they're all my favourite, but i love this one) is the The Sweed. What a smooth yet chilling personalty!! They (casting) couldn't have done a better job with him.

LOVE THIS SHOW and every week I wait with anticipation for the next episode. Thanks AMC. For those who are curious, just check it out, you won't be disappointed.


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