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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 20 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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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 See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Thomas Durant is frequently referred to as the "old man" throughout the series, but in reality he was in his late 40's and 49 when the golden spike was placed at Promontory Point in Utah. Colm Meaney on the other hand who played Thomas Durant was 58 years old in Season 1 and 63 years old in Season 5. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eva: [answering the door] The man of the house is out.
Declan: The man of the house is dead.
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Composed by Kevin Kiner and Gustavo Santaolalla
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User Reviews

 
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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