Dream West

Overview

A sprawling adaptation of the same-named novel by David Nevin, the three-part CBS miniseries Dream West starred Richard Chamberlain as colorful, controversial American explorer John Charles Fremont 1813-1890. The story detailed the visionary and occasionally mercenary Fremont's lifelong war against shortsided authority figures, beginning with his early skirmishes with the "brass" as an Army officer. In 1842, Fremont embarked upon his greatest adventure, heading an expedition to map the Oregon Trail -- the first ...
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Overview

A sprawling adaptation of the same-named novel by David Nevin, the three-part CBS miniseries Dream West starred Richard Chamberlain as colorful, controversial American explorer John Charles Fremont 1813-1890. The story detailed the visionary and occasionally mercenary Fremont's lifelong war against shortsided authority figures, beginning with his early skirmishes with the "brass" as an Army officer. In 1842, Fremont embarked upon his greatest adventure, heading an expedition to map the Oregon Trail -- the first step towards opening the entire North American continent to free and unimpeded exploration. His mission pitted Fremont against hostile Indians, the Mexican army, and the U.S. government itself. Along the way, he crossed paths with scores of historical figures, including Kit Carson, Jim Bridge, John Sutter, and President Abraham Lincoln. Alice Krige, Richard Chamberlain's vis-à-vis in the earlier Wallenberg: A Heroes' Story, co-starred as Jessie Benton, the headstrong senator's daughter who became Fremont's wife. Running seven hours in all plus commercials, Dream West was originally telecast from April 13 to 15, 1986.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • UPC: 883316675472
  • Original Release: 1986
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,703

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
F. Murray Abraham Abraham Lincoln
Claude Akins Tom Fitzpatrick
Jeff Allin Blonde Man
John Anderson Brig. Gen. Brooks
Charles Bazaldua Mexican Officer
Lee Bergere Papa Joe Nicollet
Anna Bjorn Angelique
Cecile Callan Nicole
Bill Campbell Lt. Gaines
Richard Chamberlain John Charles Fremont
Michael Crabtree 2nd Man on Trek 5
Nikki Creswell Lily Fremont
James Cromwell Maj. Gen. Hunter
Lee de Broux Provost
Joe Dorsey Col. Atherton
Jeff East Tim Donovan
Rene Enriquez Gen. Castro
Terrence Evans Farmer
Mel Ferrer Judge Elkins
Helen Floyd Sally
Jonathan Frakes Lt. Gillespie
Stefan Gierasch Trenor Park
Burton Gilliam Martineau
William Glover Sir Roger Dunston
Jim Grimshaw 2nd Man
Richard Hamilton Gen. Murdoch
Will Hare Dr. McClain
John Harkins Secy. of State George Bancroft
Gloria Hayes Indian Maiden
Marco Hernandez Mexican Lieutenant
Barton Heyman Judge Advocate Lee
George American Horse Chief
Gayle Hunnicutt Maria Crittenden
Charles H. Hyman Sgt. Riordan
John Francis Zindel
Ben Johnson Jim Bridger
Denis King Francis Blair
Alice Krige Jessie Benton Fremont
Jay Louden Campaign Aide
Dave Lowry Godey
Dave Lowry Godey
Robert Lussier Dr. Harris
Joaquin Martinez Sagundai
Matt McCoy Louis Freniere
George McDaniel Col. Mason
Michael Ensign Preuss
Cameron Mitchell Cmdr. Robert Stockton
Kip Niven Sen. John Crittenden
Jerry Orbach John Sutter
Randal Patrick Carvalho
Cathryn Purdue Beasley's Wife
John Quade Big Fallon
Martin Rabbett Kern
Hansford Rowe John Floyd
Timothy Scott Ezekial Merrit
G.D. Spradlin Gen. Steven Watts Kearney
Buck Taylor Egloffstein
Rip Torn Kit Carson
Vernon Washington Dodson
Fritz Weaver Sen. Thomas Hart Benton
Noble Willingham James K. Polk
Kelly Yunkermann 1st Man on Trek 5
Anthony Zerbe Bill Williams
Technical Credits
Dick Lowry Director
Bob Baldwin Cinematographer
Byron Brandt Editor
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne Editor
David Eggby Cinematographer
Jack Fegan Editor
Gregg Fonseca Art Director, Production Designer
Evan Hunter Screenwriter
Fred Karlin Score Composer
Hunt Lowry Producer
Chuck McLain Executive Producer
Dennis Mosher Editor
Linda Pearl Production Designer
Dena Roth Art Director
Jack Wallner Cinematographer
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