In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience
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Did You Know?
Buffalo Hump was a real person, he was the leader of the Comanche nation at the time this takes place. He is most famously known for leading the Great Raid of 1840. In response to the government of the Republic of Texas slaughtering many of the leaders of the Comanche nation under the false pretense of meeting to discuss terms for a treaty, Buffalo Hump lead 400 Comanche warriors and attacked settlements stretching from the plains of west Texas all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is the single largest raid carried out by Native Americans on white cities, and the only Native American raid in Texas to reach all the way to the ocean. See more
There are several firearms throughout the mini-series that should not be there as they didn't exist at the time. Bigfoot Wallace was using a Remington model 1858 rifle, but as the model name indicates that rifle was not available until 1858, Dead Man's Walk takes place in 1842. Several people, including Captain Salazar and Gus, are seen using Colt Walker revolvers, but they were not available until 1847. See more
Long Bill Coleman
Me, I'll shoot myself in the head if I got time.
Well, that could go wrong, too. Don't be sticking no gun in your mouth unless it's a shotgun.
Why not? It's hard to miss your head with a gun in your mouth.
No, it ain't. That bullet could ricochet off a tooth... come out your ear. You'd be still healthy enough to torture for a week. You shove the butt of a gun against your eyeball... and pull. Now, that's sure. Then if some squaw comes along and chews your privates, you won't know the difference.