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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Top Rated TV #69 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Augustus 'Gus' McCrae (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Woodrow F. Call (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Joshua Deets (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Lorena Wood (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Jake Spoon (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Blue Duck (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Dish Boggett (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Newt Dobbs (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Clara Allen (4 episodes, 1989)
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 July Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Pea Eye Parker (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Elmira Boot Johnson (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Roscoe Brown (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Lippy Jones (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Jasper Fant (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Dan Suggs (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Luke (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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 Doctor (4 episodes, 1989)
Ron Weyand ...
 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 ...
 Cowboy (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Bert Borum (4 episodes, 1989)
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ...
 Po Campo (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Bolivar (3 episodes, 1989)
Thomas Connor ...
 Bob Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Jerry Biggs ...
 Roy Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Sally Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
Sean Hennigan ...
 Eddie Suggs (2 episodes, 1989)
Lauren Stanley ...
 Betsy Allen (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Frog Lip (2 episodes, 1989)
Jack Caffrey ...
 Cholo (2 episodes, 1989)
Adam Faraizl ...
 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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 Janey (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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Bolivar the cook gets into an argument with Augustus, claiming that Robert E. Lee freed the slaves, only to have Augustus correct him that it was Abraham Lincoln. Robert Duvall is related to Lee, and played him in the film Gods and Generals (2003). Tommy Lee Jones appeared in the film Lincoln (2012) with Wayne Duvall. See more »

Goofs

When Gus is dying in the doctor's office after Call comes to see him, there are crickets chirping at times. However, it is winter time and snowing outside. There would not likely be crickets chirping in winter Montana. See more »

Quotes

Gus McCrae: It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living.
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Crazy Credits

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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The best mini-series ever?
22 December 2003 | by (Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

I usually shun mini-series. Sooo long, sooo boring. Lonesome Dove is anything but. It's one of the most realistic, best character driven films ever made. Everyone is good, even Ricky (sorry, RICK) Schroeder, but Robert Duval is AMAZING. His Augustus McCrae is so perfect, that one would swear that Robert Duval is that character! He makes this film for me and I was really happy to hear that it was Duval's favorite character out of his long, excellent career. Lonesome Dove, which is so brilliant, should be on the list of anyone who likes westerns, and anyone who likes good filmmaking in general!


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