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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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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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Hell ain't civilized. (season 4) See more »

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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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Eva: [answering the door] The man of the house is out.
Declan: The man of the house is dead.
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No Holds Barred Brilliance
16 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you are squeamish and don't like harsh and realistic violence, give this a miss. This show is not for the faint hearted.

The violence though, is not overdone IMO and gives the viewer a likely realistic view of what happened in the Wild West with no holds barred.

Cullen Bohannan is the lead character in the series and he is played brilliantly by Anson Mount with his brooding good looks and fearless portrayal of a man trying a avenge the murder of his wife near the end of the Cival War.

So many characters make this a stand out series and I look forward to each episode.

The story of Hell On Wheels may not be original or anything new but it is brilliantly put together and does not hold back where it needs to.

The best show of 2011 for me and I hope it continues for more than one season.


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