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The American West 

This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mark Lee Gardner Mark Lee Gardner ...  Himself, Author, Shot All to Hell / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Bert Thomas Morris Bert Thomas Morris ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 2016
David H. Stevens David H. Stevens ...  Jesse James 8 episodes, 2016
Will Strongheart ...  Crazy Horse / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Mo Brings Plenty ...  Sitting Bull 8 episodes, 2016
Morgan Lund Morgan Lund ...  Ulysses S. Grant / ... 8 episodes, 2016
John C. Bailey John C. Bailey ...  Gen. George Armstrong Custer / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Jonathan C. Stewart Jonathan C. Stewart ...  Wyatt Earp 8 episodes, 2016
Derek Chariton ...  Billy the Kid 8 episodes, 2016
Eric Rolland Eric Rolland ...  Thomas Durant / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Ric Maddox ...  Pat Garrett 8 episodes, 2016
Kera O'Bryon ...  Zerelda James 8 episodes, 2016
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ...  Rutherford B. Hayes 8 episodes, 2016
Hugh Scully ...  Allan Pinkerton 8 episodes, 2016
David Eisenbach David Eisenbach ...  Himself, Historian / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Robert Redford ...  Himself, Actor, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Paul A. Hutton Paul A. Hutton ...  Himself, Historian, University of New Mexico / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Karl Jacoby Karl Jacoby ...  Himself, Historian, Columbia University / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Joseph Carlson Joseph Carlson ...  Frank James 7 episodes, 2016
Isabela Osorio Isabela Osorio ...  Native American Girl 7 episodes, 2016
H.W. Brands ...  Himself - Historian, University of Texas at Austin / ... 6 episodes, 2016
William Day ...  Bank Manager 6 episodes, 2016
Kiefer Sutherland ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Larry T. Pourier Larry T. Pourier ...  Himself, Oglala Lakota Filmmaker / ... 5 episodes, 2016
John McCain ...  Himself, U.S. Senator, Arizona / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Andrew C. Isenberg Andrew C. Isenberg ...  Himself, Author, Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Mike Marunde ...  William T. Sherman 5 episodes, 2016
Scott Conner Scott Conner ...  Prosecutor / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Deven Davenport ...  Tom McLaury 5 episodes, 2016
Rich Dally III Rich Dally III ...  Custer's Lieutenant / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Joseph Discher Joseph Discher ...  Adalbert James 5 episodes, 2016
Samuel Dunning ...  Charley Ford 5 episodes, 2016
Nick Bialis Nick Bialis ...  Morgan Earp 5 episodes, 2016
Michael Chmiel ...  Ike Clanton 5 episodes, 2016
Ann Kirschner Ann Kirschner ...  Herself, Author, Lady at the O.K. Corral 4 episodes, 2016
Anne Collier Anne Collier ...  Herself, Curator, Edward C. Jaeger Cultural & Natural History Museum / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Richard Fike ...  Boom Town Sherriff / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Deborah Lee Douglas 4 episodes, 2016
Paul Wallis Paul Wallis ...  Western Cowboy 4 episodes, 2016
Kathleen Chamberlain Kathleen Chamberlain ...  Herself, Author, In the Shadow of Billy the Kid 3 episodes, 2016
Eric Foner Eric Foner ...  Himself - Historian, Columbia University / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Danny Glover ...  Himself - Actor, 'Silverado' 3 episodes, 2016
Michael Murande Michael Murande ...  William T. Sherman 3 episodes, 2016
Mike Anderson Mike Anderson ...  Express Messenger #2 3 episodes, 2016
Sidney Blackmer Jr. ...  Sheriff Moss 3 episodes, 2016
Roger Blomquist Roger Blomquist ...  Brewer 3 episodes, 2016
Seth Andrew Bridges ...  Beligerent Cowboy / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Sean M. Brown Sean M. Brown ...  Cole Younger 3 episodes, 2016
Jake Eavey ...  Confederate Guerrilla #1 3 episodes, 2016
Nick Bloxsom-Carter Nick Bloxsom-Carter ...  North Plains Soldier 3 episodes, 2016
Ashton Old Elk Ashton Old Elk ...  Native American Rider 3 episodes, 2016
Jay Cerrado Jay Cerrado ...  Buffalo Hunter #2 3 episodes, 2016
Michael Flynn Michael Flynn ...  Conductor 3 episodes, 2016
Edgar Fox Edgar Fox ...  Doc Holiday 3 episodes, 2016
Marty Collins Marty Collins ...  John Tunstall 3 episodes, 2016
Larry l Clifton Larry l Clifton ...  Railroad Train Passenger 3 episodes, 2016
Sheldon Raymore ...  Sioux Warrior / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Bill Richardson Bill Richardson ...  Himself - Former Governor of New Mexico / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Walter R. Borneman Walter R. Borneman ...  Himself - Author, 'Iron Horses' 2 episodes, 2016
Burt Reynolds ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Adam J. Gonzalez Adam J. Gonzalez ...  Indian Captive #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Graham Goodfield Graham Goodfield ...  Commander (LBH) 2 episodes, 2016
Matt Griff Matt Griff ...  Express Messenger #2 2 episodes, 2016
Jason Gupton ...  Northfield Bank Teller 2 episodes, 2016
Ed Heavey ...  Confederate Guerrilla #2 / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Brad Jessey ...  Billy Clanton 2 episodes, 2016
Elmer John Jr. Elmer John Jr. ...  Indian Chief #2 2 episodes, 2016
Tom Selleck ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Quinton Haines Quinton Haines ...  Archie James / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Dan Anders Dan Anders ...  Railroad Boxer 2 episodes, 2016
Brian Edward Kidd ...  Bartender 2 episodes, 2016
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This series will provide unprecedented access to the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won. From Jesse James and Crazy Horse, to Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill, the characters at the center of this violent, blood-soaked period in American history are explored as each episode follows the stories and struggles of the West's most infamous outlaws as they fight for their land and identity. Written by Tarra

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The Truth is Always Wilder See more »

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Drama | History | Western

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English

Release Date:

11 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Makes Butch and Sundance look like a documentary
30 August 2017 | by jjcarr-49015See all my reviews

This review is based on the version shown in Europe under the title "Robert Redford's The West". I'm not aware of any differences apart from the title and I'd be surprised if there were given the skimpy production values of the series. The series of eight one-hour shows sets out to tell the tale of the West through six lives Custer, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp. We get a narrative over reenactments interspersed with to-camera pieces from lots of actors who appeared in Westerns and some actual historians. I found the series very disappointing. The recreation of the Little Big Horn would embarrass a troop of amateur re-enactors. More substantial is the myriad inaccuracies and omissions. In telling the tale of the James brothers I don't recall a mention of the Younger Brothers. We're shown a map of the Battle of the Little Big Horn that shows Reno's and Custer's advances but doesn't show Benteen's nor is he mentioned in the narrative. Billy the Kid's escape all happens on the ground floor. There's no Pete Maxwell in Pete Maxwell's bedroom when Billy is shot. The viewer is given no context as to why either man was in the room (the link being Maxwell). As presented Morgan and Virgil Earp are shot on the same night. Others more knowledgeably than myself have and could point out many more flaws in the series. Did I learn anything? Yes. A young John Wayne met an elderly Wyatt Earp.


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