Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
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1989  
Top Rated TV #72 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dish Boggett 4 episodes, 1989
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 Lippy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
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 Big Zwey 4 episodes, 1989
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 Allan O'Brien 4 episodes, 1989
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 Old Hugh 4 episodes, 1989
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 Soupy Jones 4 episodes, 1989
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 Needle Nelson 4 episodes, 1989
James McMurtry ...
 Jimmy Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
Charlie Haynie ...
 Ben Rainey 4 episodes, 1989
James Terry McIlvain ...
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 Bert Borum 4 episodes, 1989
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
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 Bob Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sally Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Betsy Allen 2 episodes, 1989
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 Frog Lip 2 episodes, 1989
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 Joe Boot 2 episodes, 1989
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 Bill Spettle 2 episodes, 1989
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 Sean O'Brien 2 episodes, 1989
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't end without numerous casualties. (6 hrs approx) Written by Rob Hartill

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5 February 1989 (USA)  »

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The "Buntline Special" Colt Peacemaker carried by Jim, one of the two outlaws who jump Roscoe in the woods, is, according to legend, a period firearm produced by Colt after Ned Buntline, popular dime-store novelist of the day, placed a request for five Peacemakers with twelve inch (standard length was 7.5-inch) barrels to give to the lawmen of Dodge City, Kansas (including Wyatt Earp and William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson) in recognition of their service to that town. Little, if any, evidence survives to support this story. However, Colt, as with other leading gun makers at the time, did produce both longer and shorter barreled models of its popular pistols. This includes known nineteenth century factory-model Peacemakers available in three inch, four inch, 5.5 inch, 7.5 inch, twelve inch, and sixteen inch barrel lengths. The popularity of both Buntline's novels, and the story of his infamous gift to Earp, Masterson, and others, led any long-barreled Peacemaker to be referred to as a "Buntline Special". However, the question of whether the accuracy of such a long barrel would be worth the slower draw time for a gunfighter or lawman is the subject of much speculation. See more »

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During some shots of the thunderstorm brewing up in Part One, the ground isn't moving at all, revealing the "storm" to be a rear-projected special effect. See more »

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[referring to the Hat Creek Cattle Company sign]
Woodrow Call: ...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.
Gus McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.
Woodrow Call: Well what does it say in Latin?
[Gus blusters some gibberish]
Woodrow Call: For all you know it invites people to rob us.
Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.
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The opening credits are displayed over a series of black-and-white photographs taken from scenes in the movie. The very last on then turns to color and becomes the first scene of each episode. The end credits are displayed over a picture of a dove silhouette on a piece of wood. See more »

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Followed by Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) See more »

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A Sad Western Well-Told
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This six-hour television mini-series was as good as advertised, which is saying a lot. I don't prefer long movies but this is very watchable. It's such an interesting story and so-well photographed that you don't mind the long length.

The acting is top-rate, led by Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones, with a deep cast that includes many well-known actors. As a male, I really enjoyed ogling Diane Lane and I've always liked Glenne Headley, too, although more for her voice.

Fredric Forest is absolutely brutal as the half-breed killer, one of the most unremorseful murderers I've even seen on film. Angelica Huston, Rick Schroeder, Danny Glover, Robert Urtich, D.B. Sweeney and Steve Buscemi all were superb, too.

The story has a great mix of drama, romance, action, sadness and just plain realism. The characters are bold and unrelenting and you find yourself getting wrapped up in this story and with these people, what they went through. It's just great storytelling but - as in real life - it isn't all roses; there's a lot of sadness here.


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