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The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.
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Series cast summary:
Steve Zahn ...  Gus McCrae 3 episodes, 2008
Ryan Merriman ...  Jake Spoon 3 episodes, 2008
Keith Robinson ...  Joshua Deets 3 episodes, 2008
Wes Studi ...  Buffalo Hump 3 episodes, 2008
Adam Beach ...  Blue Duck 3 episodes, 2008
James Rebhorn ...  Gov. Elisha Pease 3 episodes, 2008
Melanie Lynskey ...  Pearl Coleman 3 episodes, 2008
Rachel Griffiths ...  Inez Scull 3 episodes, 2008
Troy Baker ...  Pea Eye Parker 3 episodes, 2008
David Midthunder ...  Famous Shoes 3 episodes, 2008
Arron Shiver ...  Stove Jones 3 episodes, 2008
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ...  Ranger Lee Hitch 3 episodes, 2008
Steve Reevis ...  Worm 3 episodes, 2008
Wally Welch ...  Ranger Ikey Ripple 3 episodes, 2008
Val Kilmer ...  Inish Scull 3 episodes, 2008
Karl Urban ...  Woodrow F. Call 3 episodes, 2008
Linda Cardellini ...  Clara Forsythe 3 episodes, 2008
Elizabeth Banks ...  Maggie 3 episodes, 2008
Ray McKinnon ...  Bill Coleman 2 episodes, 2008
Sal Lopez ...  Ahumado 2 episodes, 2008
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ...  First Old Comanche 2 episodes, 2008
Kristine Sutherland ...  Elmira Forsythe 2 episodes, 2008
Josh Berry ...  Bob Allen 2 episodes, 2008
Jonathan Joss ...  Kicking Wolf 2 episodes, 2008
Bill Flynn ...  Old Ben Mickelson 2 episodes, 2008
Brady Coleman ...  Mr. Forsythe 2 episodes, 2008
Savion Rose Savion Rose ...  Felice 2 episodes, 2008
Grover Coulson ...  Bingham 2 episodes, 2008
Tatanka Means ...  Slipping Weasel 2 episodes, 2008
Fredrick Lopez Fredrick Lopez ...  Goyeto 2 episodes, 2008
Scotty Augare Scotty Augare ...  Straight Elbow 2 episodes, 2008
Geraldine Keams ...  Hema 2 episodes, 2008
Rod Rondeaux Rod Rondeaux ...  SlowTree 2 episodes, 2008
Jack Burning ...  Second Old Comanche 2 episodes, 2008
Jake Busey ...  Tudwal 2 episodes, 2008
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The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.

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Drama | Western

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USA

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Release Date:

13 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Comanche Moon See more »

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New Mexico, USA See more »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)
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Ray McKinnon and Jonathan Joss are the only returning cast member from _"Dead Man's Walk" (1996) (TV Mini-Series)_. See more »

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As Newt, Ikey, and Pearl are walking away from Maggie's funeral, and they stop at the bottom of the hill, Newt lets go of Ikey's hand. When the camera angle changes, he lets go of Ikey's hand again. See more »

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Gus McCrae: Why didn't you write? What if I missed ya?
[to Clara]
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Alternate Versions

At the beginning of the broadcast version, there is a flashback to Buffalo Hump's youth, in which several Comanche tribes are called together to meet with American military officers in a tent, and are subsequently betrayed by the white men opening fire on them from outside. In the DVD, this scene is moved to the end of the first episode, while Buffalo Hump describes the incident to his fellow tribe members as they set out to raid Austin. See more »

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Much Is Missing, But Much Is Worthwhile
9 May 2011 | by Dan1863SicklesSee all my reviews

What shocked me about the COMANCHE MOON DVD (other than getting it for just five dollars at WalMart) was just how enjoyable and poignant it really was. As a serious reader who has read and reread all the classic LONESOME DOVE novels, I knew a lot was going to be left out and over-simplified, yet I wasn't prepared for how moved I was at the end.

First, the bad news. The Comanche side of the story is watered down and much of the impact is lost. In the book the father-son conflict between Buffalo Hump and his son Blue Duck is literally Shakespearean, with enormous intensity and passion. As the son of a Mexican woman Buffalo Hump brutally raped, Blue Duck is a symbol of tragic retribution, and the destruction he brings on Buffalo Hump is chilling and inevitable. ("The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices make means to plague us.") In the movie it just seems pointless, and random. Also in the book, Blue Duck is a symbol of change. He fights better with pistols and rifles than with the bow or the lance, and he leads an army of white drifters rather than native warriors. But in the movie these changes are glossed over, so the deeper meaning is lost.

On the other hand, the story of the Texans is told well and there are some amazing performances. Captain Scull and his sexy wife Inez are both annoying cartoon characters in the book, but Val Kilmer and Rachel Griffiths really succeed in making them not only charismatic and funny but strangely likable as well. It's interesting to note that in the book Inez Scull takes no part in any action outside of the bedroom, but in the movie she is far braver. During the Great Raid she actually joins the Rangers in fighting off the Comanches with a rifle! Normally I hate when these changes happen but here I felt it was right for the character and added a dimension of courage along with her cruelty.

Steve Zahn and Karl Urban are both terrific as Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call, but what really surprised me was how much Elizabeth Banks did as Maggie Tilton, the mother of Call's son Newt. In the books I always visualized Maggie as sort of drab and hopeless, but in the movie she's practically radiant, full of courage and good cheer no matter what the circumstances. (Whether a real prostitute on the frontier would glow like Elizabeth Banks is another question.) But it was nice to see that Maggie was more than just a victim. And some of the final scenes with Newt leaving his mother's home and saying goodbye to a young Jake Spoon were incredibly heartbreaking. These were not characters I cared about when I read the book (I was much more interested in the Comanches) but in the movie the brilliant performances really made me care.

All in all I think COMANCHE MOON the movie is really a very successful film -- if you take it on its own terms and don't compare it to the book.


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