Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove

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Director: Simon Wincer, Robert Duvall, Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston

Cast: Simon Wincer, Robert Duvall, Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston

     
 
This six-hour miniseries, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry, revitalized both the miniseries and Western genres, both of which had been considered dead for several years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star as fun-loving Gus MacRae and taciturn Woodrow Call, respectively, a pair of longtime friends and former Texas Rangers who crave one last

Overview

This six-hour miniseries, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry, revitalized both the miniseries and Western genres, both of which had been considered dead for several years. Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones star as fun-loving Gus MacRae and taciturn Woodrow Call, respectively, a pair of longtime friends and former Texas Rangers who crave one last adventure before they bow to their advancing years. Convinced that animals will thrive on the lush grasslands of Montana, Woodrow persuades Gus to undertake the arduous, 3,000-mile cattle drive there. Rounding up over a thousand head from Mexican rustlers south of the border, the men recruit a diverse crew of hands to help them. Among the party are Woodrow's illegitimate son Newt Dobbs (Rick Schroeder), local prostitute Lorena Wood (Diane Lane), and old compatriots Joshua Deets (Danny Glover), Jake Spoon (Robert Urich), and Pea Eye Parker (Tim Scott). Storms, hostile natives, poisonous snakes, and rustlers take their toll on the company before Montana is reached in an adventure that is equal parts Greek tragedy and classic, John Ford-style oater. Originally developed in the 1970s as a script by McMurtry for director Peter Bogdanovich and stars Henry Fonda, John Wayne, and James Stewart, Lonesome Dove earned 18 Emmy nominations and inspired a pair of miniseries sequel as well as two attempts at an ongoing television series.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
UPC:
0796019811972
Rating:
NR
Source:
Rhi Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:13:00

Special Features

The Making of an Epic: 50-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; Original Interviews On the Set: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and the rest of the cast; A new interview with director Simon Wincer; Blueprints of a Masterpiece: Original sketches and concept drawings; Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lonesome Dove: Parts 1 & 2
1. Leaving [7:52]
2. Two Dollars [5:43]
3. Jake Spoon Arrives [4:37]
4. Fortunes in Montana [3:52]
5. Fort Smith [2:40]
6. Restless [5:19]
7. A Relazing Afternoon [3:18]
8. Take Joe With You [2:38]
9. Singing Irishmen [5:53]
10. Horse Thieves [5:07]
11. Ellie Leaves Town [5:48]
12. Cut the Cards [6:05]
13. A Cowman's Paradise [4:02]
14. Gus's Money [4:36]
15. Good-Bye [7:39]
16. "We Don't Rent Pigs" [2:21]
17. Mesquite Thorn [3:45]
18. Sandstorm [4:15]
19. Lorie in the Morning [3:39]
20. River Crossing [5:12]
1. On the Trail [4:40]
2. A Bad Start [2:58]
3. "Is This Texas?" [5:33]
4. Going to Ogallala [4:04]
5. A New Cook [3:00]
6. Upstanding Lawman [3:36]
7. Remembering Clara [3:51]
8. Throwing Rocks [4:22]
9. Changing the Plans [3:04]
10. A Feisty Gentleman [6:41]
11. Blue Duck [4:32]
12. Lorie Is Captured [5:34]
13. "Let's Gamble" [7:34]
14. Gunfight [4:39]
15. Fighting About Lorie [3:16]
16. A Dangerous Man [8:17]
17. Burying the Dead [3:20]
18. Hunting [3:12]
19. Fort Worth [2:52]
20. Gold Coins [4:55]
Disc #2 -- Lonesome Dove: Parts 3 & 4
1. The Plains [4:15]
2. Hat Creek Cattle Company [4:12]
3. Thieves and Murderers [4:24]
4. Tracking [4:14]
5. Sodbusters [3:32]
6. Looking After Lorie [1:33]
7. Riding With Outlaws [3:48]
8. A Fine Death [3:52]
9. A Baby Boy [5:20]
10. Dee Boot [2:21]
11. Heartsick [5:53]
12. No More Wives [3:15]
13. July Finds Ellie [7:54]
14. "I Hate Rude Behavior" [9:19]
15. Old Sweethearts [7:37]
16. Horse Trading [2:39]
17. "I'd Like a Kiss" [3:40]
18. Ladies Man [4:02]
19. No Water [4:44]
20. Chasing After Indians [7:10]
1. Return [3:37]
2. Pretty Country [2:53]
3. Scouting the Territory [3:26]
4. Chasing Buffalo [4:00]
5. Surrounded by Indians [5:25]
6. Leaving Gus [5:50]
7. Lost [4:09]
8. Miles City [5:14]
9. Arguing With Call [9:11]
10. Bringing the Bad News [5:16]
11. Winter's Coming [1:35]
12. Building a Ranch [9:00]
13. "I Ain't Kin to Nobody" [5:32]
14. Keeping a Promise [3:59]
15. Saying Good-Bye [5:46]
16. A Hard Trip [1:32]
17. Blue Duck Flies [5:26]
18. Crashing the Wagon [3:01]
19. Clara's Orchard [1:50]
20. Lonesome Dove [6:59]

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Lonesome Dove 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
maxiann More than 1 year ago
Because I own every book ever written by McMurtry, I had three of his put on my Nook so that I can read them at the dentist or doctor's office, or any place where I have to wait (i.e., getting a flu shot at the grocery store). So, altho I own all of his book, I now have "Lonesome Dove," "Streets of Laredo," and "Comanche Moon" in a convenient spot and can enjoy over and over. I will have to get some of his older books like "Leaving Cheyenne" and "Horseman, Pass By" later on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lonesome Dove is one of the best of the new Westerns that have been made recently. It does not follow the old tired plots of cowboys vs Indians or sodbusters . The characters are believable and fresh but still within the period. The movie remains as enjoyable when viewed the tenth time as it was when viewed the first. I was thoroughly pleased with the movie, acting and direction. It is a delight and any serious buff of the genre should catch this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have seen this before, or even if you somehow have missed it, you will definitely want this DVD. Easily comparable to the great westerns of John Ford. Holds your attention and emotions from beginning to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much excitement.  This is a best I have seen.  I can watch it once a month! A must for all western fans!
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