Pilot - Deadwood
Deadwood Season 1

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On the night that Sheriff Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and his friend and business partner, Sol Star (John Hawkes), plan to leave Montana for Deadwood, with plans to open a hardware store, Bullock is faced with a dilemma. He's got Clell Watson (James Parks), a horse thief due to be hanged the next morning, in his jail, and an angry mob outside that wants to kill Watson in a less orderly fashion. After dealing with the situation bravely and honorably, Seth and Sol set out a little earlier than planned. Also among the many making their way to the lawless frontier town are legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (Keith Carradine) and his cohorts, Calamity Jane (Robin Weigert) and Charlie Utter (Dayton Callie). Already making his mark in town, Whitney Ellsworth (Jim Beaver), a prospector, is talking to the owner of the Gem, Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) about his gold claim. "I don't trust you as far as I can throw you," Ellsworth, a fair judge of character, tells Al, "but I enjoy the way you lie." Al's attention is quickly diverted when one of his prostitutes, Trixie (Paula Malcolmson), guns down an abusive john. He's also involved in conning Brom Garret (Timothy Omundson), a wealthy New Yorker, into buying a seemingly worthless gold claim. Seth and Sol arrive in town, and rent a space for their store from Al, to whom Seth takes an almost immediate dislike. Bill seems eager to spend all his time losing all his money at poker to the obnoxious Jack McCall (Garret Dillahunt), but when a family is found slaughtered not far from town, presumably by Sioux, he joins Seth on a ride out to the scene of the carnage. The premiere episode of Deadwood was directed by Walter Hill (The Long Riders).


Timothy Olyphant
as Seth Bullock
Ian McShane
as Al Swearengen
Keith Carradine
as Wild Bill Hickok
John Hawkes
as Sol Star
Dayton Callie
as Charlie Utter
Ray McKinnon
as Rev H.W. Smith
Robin Weigert
as Calamity Jane
W. Earl Brown
as Dan Dority
Brad Dourif
as Doc Cochran
Peter Jason
as Con Stapleton
Molly Parker
as Alma Garret
Jim Beaver
as Ellsworth
Bree Seanna Wall
as Sophia Metz
Jeffrey Jones
as A.W. Merrick
Dean Rader-Duval
as Jimmy Irons
Sean Bridgers
as Johnny Burns
Jamie McShane
as Ned Mason
Leon Rippy
as Tom Nuttall
Christopher Darga
as Byron Sampson
Dylan Haggerty (II)
as Abusive John
Dylan Haggerty
as Abusive John
Gill Gayle
as Huckster
G.T. Holme
as Miner in the Gem Saloon
Tom Simmons
as Poker Player at No. 10
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