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Into the West 

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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.
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Series cast summary:
Joseph M. Marshall Joseph M. Marshall ...  Old Indian / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Irene Bedard ...  Margaret Light Shines Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Gil Birmingham ...  Older Dog Star 4 episodes, 2005
John Terry ...  Older Jacob Wheeler 4 episodes, 2005
Ricardo Andres Ricardo Andres ...  Artillery Major / ... 4 episodes, 2005
Tonantzin Carmelo ...  Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
Tyler Christopher ...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Rachael Leigh Cook ...  Clara Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Zahn McClarnon ...  Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
Sheila Tousey ...  Older Thunder Heart Woman 3 episodes, 2005
Russell Means ...  Older Running Fox 3 episodes, 2005
Matthew Settle ...  Jacob Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Michael Spears ...  Dog Star 3 episodes, 2005
Skeet Ulrich ...  Jethro Wheeler 3 episodes, 2005
Raoul Max Trujillo ...  Red Cloud 3 episodes, 2005
David Midthunder ...  White Crow 3 episodes, 2005
Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse ...  Sleeping Bear 3 episodes, 2005
Tinsel Korey ...  Bluebird / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Daniel Gillies ...  Ethan Biggs 2 episodes, 2005
George Leach ...  Loved by The Buffalo / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Warren Kole ...  Robert Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Eric Schweig ...  Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Scarfe ...  General George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 2005
Christian Kane ...  Abe Wheeler / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Eddie Spears ...  Older Red Lance 2 episodes, 2005
Tatanka Means ...  Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 2005
Sage Galesi Sage Galesi ...  Margaret Light Shines / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Joshua Kalef ...  Ezra / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Serge Houde ...  Enoch Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Maureen Thomas ...  Margaret Wheeler 2 episodes, 2005
Samuel Patrick Chu ...  Jacob Wheeler Jr. / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Benjamin Smoke Benjamin Smoke ...  Abraham High Wolf / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Morris Birdyellowhead Morris Birdyellowhead ...  Good Shield 2 episodes, 2005
Summer Rae Birdyellowhead Summer Rae Birdyellowhead ...  Margaret Light Shines Wheeler, 8 yrs / ... 2 episodes, 2005
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An epic tale of two figures during the American colonization of the west, one white and the other Native American. Jacob Wheeler leaves his dull life behind to strike out west, while Loved By the Buffalo faces his destiny to try to fight a prophecy that his people will be wiped out by the settlers. Jacob marries Loved By the Buffalo's sister Thunder Heart Woman, uniting the two families while around them relations between the two races crumble. Written by rmlohner

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Official Sites:

Spielberg Films | TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Sioux

Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Into the West See more »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the series is also the title of the Oscar-winning original song by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore, which features in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In that film Sean Astin', who plays 'Martin Jarrett' here, stars as 'Samwise Gamgee'. See more »

Quotes

Drunken Mountain Man: [Jacob walks into Thunder Heart Woman's cafe] Fine looking squaw, ain't she? She got a good looking daughter too. I wouldn't mind making her acquaintance. Might even take me a bath. I never known an Injun gal do wash like her. Her husband must have clean britches everyday. Twice on Sunday.
[to ThunderHeart Woman]
Drunken Mountain Man: You don't need britches.
Thunder Heart Woman: Move on.
Drunken Mountain Man: Bet you ain't wearing none under that skirt. We're just gonna have to find out.
[Jacob reaches out and grabs ThunderHeart Woman's wrist]
Drunken Mountain Man: Easy there, ...
[...]
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

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Great entertainment
21 June 2005 | by ltbchowSee all my reviews

My husband and I have really enjoyed the two episodes that have aired so far and we are eagerly anticipating the remaining episodes. This mini series is both entertaining and educational. I can only imagine the effort that was spent to recreate the look and feel of that period in time. The use of the native American language adds realism. Can you imagine how unrealistic it would look if all the native Americans spoke fluent English? This movie does a great job of depicting the journey west as something both exciting and extremely dangerous. I noticed in the comments section that some viewers find certain plot scenes unrealistic. You have to realize that the settlers were ordinary people with no special training regarding how to survive out west, therefore they succumb to drowning, diseases, and yes, getting run over by a wagon.

I also thought the casting was well done in this movie. I enjoyed watching Keri Russell, Matthew Settle, Jay Tavare, and the rest of the cast. At times the movie is moving at such a fast pace that I got the impression scenes were left out in order to fit into the time slot allowed. I hope a DVD will be released so we may see some extra scenes. I would highly recommend this movie to families or anyone who enjoys great entertainment.


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