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Hell on Wheels 

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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 20 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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The series portrays the events affecting the real-life characters and their actions, namely Thomas Durant, Collis Huntington, Brigham Young and Ulysses Grant with historical accuracy. Many of the schemes employed by Thomas Durant throughout the series, including manipulating stock prices in the first two seasons and misleading land investors in the fourth and fifth season actually occurred. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Ruth Cole: [about her father] He wanted to be a Christian. But in the end, what he really wanted was to be a martyr.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Live-Action TV Towns (2014) See more »

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Hell on Wheels Main Title
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Composed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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Imagine the best western movie but 398,5 hours longer, this is THAT show!
19 February 2012 | by jusupSee all my reviews

I loved every single second of Hell on Wheels! It has everything a good series must have and even more!

By that i mean the exceptional camera work, the atmosphere, the actors, the feeling you get after you've watched an episode, which is - I WANT MORE!

I totally love this show, even if you do not like western that much (like i did before) you to will be mesmerized by Hell on Wheels!

AMC did it yet again! Original series rated 10 by me and many other people!

I highly recommend this show :)

Best regards Jusup


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Language:

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Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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