Lonesome Dove: Miniseries (1989)


Miniseries
Lonesome Dove

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Headlined by Robert Duvall's sublimely rowdy performance, Lonesome Dove brings Larry McMurtry's beloved book to resounding life in an epic treatment that broadens the possibilities of what the silver screen is capable of.

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Critic Ratings: 43

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User Ratings: 28

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Air date: Feb 5, 1989

Two former Texas Rangers (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones) renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. Based on Larry McMurtry's novel. Also stars Danny Glover and Tim Scott.

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Air date: Feb 6, 1989

Call and Gus (Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall) are forced into a confrontation with an old enemy who kidnaps and brutalizes Lorena (Diane Lane), while Jake (Robert Urich) hooks up with the Suggs brothers. Also stars Frederic Forrest, Barry Corbin and Gavin O'Herlihy.

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Air date: Feb 7, 1989

Jake's (Robert Urich) involvement with the murderous Suggs gang reaches a tragic climax; Lorena's (Diane Lane) growing affection for Gus (Robert Duvall) is tested when he is reunited with old flame Clara Allen (Anjelica Huston). Also stars Danny Glover and Chris Cooper.

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Air date: Feb 8, 1989

Gus (Robert Duvall) is injured during an Indian attack; Call (Tommy Lee Jones) has a final run-in with Blue Duck.

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Cast & Crew

Robert Duvall
Augustus "Gus" McCrae

Actor
Tommy Lee Jones
Woodrow F. Call

Actor
Diane Lane
Lorena Wood

Actor
Robert Urich
Jake Spoon

Actor
Frederic Forrest
Blue Duck

Actor
Danny Glover
Joshua Deets

Actor
Anjelica Huston
Clara Allen

Actor
Tim Scott
Pea Eye Parker

Actor
Barry Corbin
Roscoe Brown

Actor
Gavan O'Herlihy
Dan Suggs

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Chris Cooper
July Johnson

Actor
Glenne Headly
Elmira Boot Johnson

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Critic Reviews for Lonesome Dove: Miniseries

Audience Reviews for Lonesome Dove: Miniseries

  • Jul 04, 2020
    Certainly one of the best westerns ever, with a great cast and stellar performances by all.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    A classic that stands the test of time. You'll be hard-pressed to not know every line by heart. This is one of the most quotable pieces of television I've ever seen.
  • Apr 27, 2020
    One of the best miniseries I have ever seen. The casting was superb! Hard not to binge watch this terrific Western saga featuring Tommie Lee Jones and Robert Duvall, two former Texas Rangers, as they have multiple adventures driving cattle north into unexplored territory.
  • Apr 07, 2020
    A great western, based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, originally broadcast as a 4 part miniseries in 1989.
  • Mar 29, 2020
    This is the best western epic I have ever seen and Ive seen them all.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    All time best western story filmed. Period.
  • Mar 03, 2019
    A great series from a great book.
  • Jan 29, 2019
    In my opinion this is the best tv mini series ever made. Great acting great casting and everything.
  • Dec 22, 2018
    Absolutely the perfect series!!! Can watch it over and over!!
  • Nov 05, 2018
    One of the best films of it's type ever made. The performances of both Robert Duval and Tommy Lee Jones and the rest of the cast, including the ever brilliant Angelica Houston are tremendous. Rick Schroeder was incredible in the film that really put him on the map from child star to adult superstar. Robert Urich, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, they all turned in incredible performances. Am I a big fan, oh yes! It's set in the time of westerns but it's not really what I would consider a western. It just happens to be set in that time period. If you have never seen it, it is pure joy in the watching. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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