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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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Joe Gayton, Tony Gayton
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5   4   3   2   1  
2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 31 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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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 »

Genres:

Drama | Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell on Wheels: L'Enfer de l'Ouest See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

John Campbell was the first territorial governor of Wyoming and was appointed to two terms by President Grant. He was first appointed territorial governor in 1869, the same year the transcontinental railroad was completed. In the series it is depicted that he becomes governor in 1868. Also, he turned 34 years old in 1869. The actor who portrays him, Jake Weber, was 50 years old when he first appeared in Season 4, six years older than the real John Campbell when he died at age 44. 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: [answering the door] The man of the house is out.
Declan: The man of the house is dead.
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Connections

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 ayriesSee 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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