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Dead Man's Walk 

PG-13 | | Western | TV Mini-Series (1996)
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
F. Murray Abraham ...  Caleb Cobb 3 episodes, 1996
Keith Carradine ...  Bigfoot Wallace 3 episodes, 1996
Patricia Childress Patricia Childress ...  Matilda Jane 3 episodes, 1996
Edward James Olmos ...  Captain Salazar 3 episodes, 1996
Eric Schweig ...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 1996
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Shadrach 3 episodes, 1996
David Arquette ...  Augustus McCrae 3 episodes, 1996
Ray McKinnon ...  Long Bill Coleman 3 episodes, 1996
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Johnny Carthage 3 episodes, 1996
Brad Greenquist ...  Kirker 3 episodes, 1996
Jonathan Joss ...  Kicking Wolf 3 episodes, 1996
Hugo Urrutia Hugo Urrutia ...  San Sabe Jefe / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Jared Rushton ...  Wesley Buttons 3 episodes, 1996
Matt Davison Matt Davison ...  Jackie / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Molly McClure ...  Old Lady in Austin 3 episodes, 1996
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 1996
Kieran Mulroney ...  Jimmy Tweed 2 episodes, 1996
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ...  Gomez 2 episodes, 1996
Rodger Boyce ...  Clara's father 2 episodes, 1996
Manuel Calderon Manuel Calderon ...  General Dimasio 2 episodes, 1996
Eula Doonkeen Eula Doonkeen ...  Buffalo Hump's grandmother 2 episodes, 1996
Gary Fuentes Gary Fuentes ...  Salazar's army man 2 episodes, 1996
Marc Miles ...  Sam Douglas 2 episodes, 1996
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ...  Blackie Sdel / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Eugene Montes Eugene Montes ...  Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Gretchen Mol ...  Maggie 2 episodes, 1996
Clemente Navarette Clemente Navarette ...  Old Man / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Kerry Wallum Kerry Wallum ...  Turner 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Whipple Robert Whipple ...  Fast Boy 2 episodes, 1996
Rutherford Cravens ...  Elihu / ... 2 episodes, 1996
Grant James ...  Joe Nibbs 2 episodes, 1996
Bert Roberts ...  General Lloyd 2 episodes, 1996
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...  Bes Das 2 episodes, 1996
Julius Tennon ...  Sam 2 episodes, 1996
Jennifer Garner ...  Clara Forsythe 2 episodes, 1996
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In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements involving the frontier experience | See all certifications »

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12 May 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Ray McKinnon goes on to reprise the roll of Long Bill Coleman in Comanche Moon (2008). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Long Bill Coleman: If i eat another plate of beans, I'll float back to Austin.
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Follows Lonesome Dove: The Series (1994) See more »

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Series as flat as the book.
17 December 2005 | by IvoryCamaroSee all my reviews

Dead Man's Walk is a series based on the book of the same name by Larry McMurtry. I've read the book and found it to be OK, if a little flat. At just over 500 pages Larry doesn't get into characterization like he did in Lonesome Dove. Where we would get entire pages dedicated to back stories of characters, he merely gives us a paragraph here and there.

The series has a good cast except for one glaring short-coming; David Arquette cast as Gus McCrae. To me that would be akin to casting Chris Rock as Jules in a prequel to Pulp Fiction. The story itself is very interesting but what happens in detail is not so much. The entire first hour of the movie is almost pointless. Other than introducing the great Indian warrior's Buffalo Hump and Kicking Wolf, there really isn't anything that is that important, both in the book and in the series. McMurtry really likes killing off people in the Lonesome Dove saga doesn't he? Don't expect much in terms of emotional sine waves, it just isn't going to happen. It's a decent movie but not very memorable.


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